It appears that Tampa Bay is one of the teams that Getlin was referring too. This is not a surprise of course, as Bucs Head Coach Lovie Smith is intimately familiar with Melton from their time in Chicago.
The Cowboys declined to pick up Melton’s three-year option last month, which came as no surprise, as it would have guaranteed him $9 million for the 2015 season.
Last year, he was working his way back from a serious knee injury, which was likely the reason for his limited production in 2014.
Melton, 28, appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys this season and recorded 15 tackles, five sacks and two fumble recoveries. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 15 defensive tackle in the league out of 81 qualifying players.
We have Melton listed as the No. 46 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.