Henry Melton, considered one of the top free agents the Bears wanted to re-sign, has now been tagged by Chicago for this season. The tag means that he will make almost 8 and a half million dollars this season, unless a longer-term deal is agreed upon. Right now, the Bears have him tagged in order to avoid negotiations, as they have other fish to fry this coming off season. First and foremost, they have to figure out what to do with Brian Urlacher, and whether or not they can afford him, among others.
The tag means that the Bears currently have $12 million to spend on their other free agents or possibly free agents from other teams. Along with Urlacher, the Bears want to re-sign Israel Idonije, Nate Collins, and possibly the most important one, Nick Roach. Roach has been tabbed as Urlacher’s replacement in Chicago, but the Bears do not know if they have enough cap space to afford bringing him back. Roach has stated he wants to come back at the right price, and that might not be possible. Melton’s deal means that while the Bears can avoid negotiations, they took a heavy cap hit by giving him almost 40% of their available space. Bears fans, is this a good move? Leave your thoughts below in the comments section on the current Chicago Bears situation.