Buccaneers Sign DT Henry Melton To A One-Year Deal


Rich Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Buccaneers are finalizing an agreement with free agent DT Henry Melton.

  • Ian Rapoport reports that Melton receives a one-year deal that can be worth up to $5 million.
  • Rapoport adds that contract includes a base salary of $3.75 million with another $1.25 million available in incentives.

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 had Melton listed as the No. 46 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.

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