Melton was released by the Broncos on Friday, Mike Klis of 104.3 The Fan reports. Melton injured his knee in the first half of Thursday's preseason finale against the Cardinals, but was able to return to the contest in the second half. He figured to be a long shot to make the final roster, as he was fourth on the depth chart for the right defensive end position.
Melton agreed to a contract with the Broncos on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports. Melton is coming off a 2015 campaign with the Buccaneers, where he posted 30 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble over sixteen games. He'll join the Broncos and should add some much-needed depth on a defensive line that has suffered through multiple injuries throughout the start of training camp and into the preseason.
The Buccaneers "should be able to announce" Thursday that they've signed free agent defensive tackle Henry Melton, reports the Tampa Bay Times. The Cowboys declined the three-year option on Melton, making him a free agent. Melton, 28, played in every game last season, recording five sacks and 15 tackles.
Free agent defensive tackle Henry Melton is reportedly set to visit with the Buccaneers, according to Sports Talk Florida. Melton played with the Cowboys in 2014, totaling 15 tackles with four sacks in the regular season. He spent the previous five seasons with Bucs coach Lovie Smith in Chicago. He's totaled 104 tackles and 20 1/2 sacks in his six years in the league.
The Cowboys are reportedly expected to decline the three-year option on defensive tackle Henry Melton, according to the Dallas Morning News. The move will make Melton a free agent for the second consecutive offseason and would have made $9 million if the Cowboys had picked it up. Melton played a full season in Dallas after missing 13 games in 2013 with a torn ACL. He totaled 11 tackles for the Cowboys including five sacks and four passes defended.