The Chicago Bears have tagged Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton, paying him more than $8…
Bears now in a salary cap bind
Deciphering the franchise cap totals for NFL team at this point of the year can be difficult. The 2013 season officially starts in less than two weeks, March 12, and teams will soon be dropping money off the books, as well as re-signing players, free agents and, shortly thereafter, draft picks. Amidst all that action, it can be tough to figure out where a team sits under the cap on a day-by-day, or even hour-by-hour, basis. Before yesterday evening, the Chicago Bears were around $12 million under the 2013 cap, designated this week at $123 million. They used a big chunk of that placing the franchise tag on defensive tackle Henry Melton, who will be paid $8.45 million next year. That leaves the team roughly $3.5 million under the cap. That is not a good way to head into an offseason in which the team has a number of holes...
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