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September 2, 2016 08:04 PM
Henry Melton: Released by Broncos Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 1, 2016 11:44 PM
Broncos' Henry Melton: Returns from knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Melton briefly left Thursday's game with a knee injury, but he was able to return in the second half.

There was a scary moment towards the end of the first half that resulted in Melton getting carted back to the locker room, but after getting treatment at halftime, he got back on the field for the first series of the third quarter. Melton projects as a depth option on the right side of the line for Denver this season.

August 21, 2016 05:59 PM
Broncos' Henry Melton: Signs contract with Broncos
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Melton agreed to a contract with the Broncos on Sunday, Adam Schefter of 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.

June 1, 2015 03:38 PM
Report: Bucs finalizing deal with DT Henry Melton
by Larry Hartstein |

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.

June 1, 2015 03:40 PM
Report: Defensive tackle Henry Melton visiting the Buccaneers
by Brandon Wise |

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.

June 1, 2015 04:11 PM
Report: Cowboys decline team option on defensive tackle Henry Melton
by Brandon Wise |

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.

June 1, 2015 04:34 PM
Cowboys not expected to pick up DT Henry Melton's option
by Larry Hartstein |

The Cowboys aren't likely to pick up the three-year option on defensive tackle Henry Melton, reports the Dallas Morning News. It would average $8 million and cost the team $9 million in guaranteed money in 2015.

Coming off a torn ACL he suffered in 2013, Melton played in every game this season, starting 15, and finished with 15 tackles and five sacks. The team could seek to bring back Melton for less than what the option would cost.

"As he went through the season, he evolved and improved," owner Jerry Jones told the paper. "He had a setback or two that I would call nicks, probably impacted his overall steady progression to back to where he was that year in Chicago (2012) before he got hurt. But in general, I did see progress with how he rehabbed from his injury. I know that we’re eons better off today relative to rehabbing his injury than he was when we started training camp.”

June 2, 2015 04:28 AM
Cowboys place Henry Melton on IR, sign James Henderson
by Brandon Wise |

The Cowboys have placed defensive tackle Henry Melton on injured reserve and signed linebacker James Henderson to the active roster, the team announced Tuesday.

Melton suffered a knee injury in Week 17's game against the Redskins and was unable to return. Coach Jason Garrett was not optimistic about Melton heading into the playoffs as well.

Melton's season ends with 15 total tackles including five sacks for Dallas.

The Cowboys are currently 7-point favorites against the Lions Sunday.

June 2, 2015 04:30 AM
Cowboys' Garrett not expecting Henry Melton to play against Lions
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he doesn't expect defensive lineman Henry Melton to be ready for Sunday's playoff game against the Lions after suffering a knee injury Week 17 against the Redskins. 

However, Garrett said Melton did not sustain the injury in the same knee he suffered a torn ACL in 2013 with the Bears.

Melton had 15 tackles (11 solo) and five sacks in 16 games in his first season with Dallas.

June 2, 2015 04:30 AM
Report: Cowboys' Henry Melton could miss postseason with knee issue
by Igor Mello |

Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton sustained a knee injury in Week 17 against the Redskins that could knock him out for the remainder of the season, a source told Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Melton is scheduled to undergo an MRI, with what is bring considered a "serious" leg injury. He racked up 15 tackles, five sacks and two fumble recoveries in 16 games. The Cowboys are 7-point favorites at home against Detroit in the opening round of the playoffs.

June 2, 2015 04:31 AM
Cowboys' Henry Melton suffers knee injury vs. Redskins
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton suffered a knee injury during Week 17’s game against the Redskins and was forced to exit the game.

His return is questionable.

June 2, 2015 06:07 AM
Rolando McClain among Cowboys cleared for action
by Larry Hartstein |

Cowboys middle linebacker Rolando McClain, who was questionable with a groin injury, is active for the game at Seattle. He has 23 tackles and an interception in four games.

Other Cowboys cleared for the game include defensive tackle Henry Melton (calf), linebacker Cameron Lawrence (thigh), offensive tackle Jermey Parnell (chest), cornerback Tyler Patmon (illness) and defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee).

June 2, 2015 06:09 AM
Top Cowboys on Friday injury report deemed probable
by Marty Gitlin |

As expected, linebacker Bruce Carter has been ruled out by the Cowboys for their Week 6 battle at Seattle. He has been plagued by a thigh injury.

The Friday injury report indicates, however, that the team is otherwise fairly healthy. Listed as questionable are linebackers Cameron Lawrence (thigh) and Rolando McClain (groin), tackle Jermey Parnell (chest) and defensive end Jack Crawford (calf).

The probables are headlined by quarterback Tony Romo (back), defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee) and wideout Dez Bryant (shoulder). Also receiving that designation are defensive tackle Henry Melton (calf) and defensive back Tyler Patmon (illness).

June 2, 2015 06:18 AM
Cowboys in good health with Sunday game looming
by Marty Gitlin |

Despite the loss of linebacker Bruce Carter to a thigh injury, the Cowboys are in good shape heading into their Week 5 game against Houston. The only other player listed as anything less than probable is defensive tackle Henry Melton (hamstring).

Headlining the probables are quarterback Tony Romo (back) and wide receiver Dez Bryant (shoulder). Defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee) and linebacker Rolando McClain (groin) are also probable.

June 2, 2015 06:24 AM
Key Cowboys cleared for SNF
by Larry Hartstein |

Several key Cowboys who were on the injury report are active for Sunday Night Football against the Saints. They include linebacker Rolando McClain (groin), defensive tackle Henry Melton (hamstring), linebacker Justin Durant (groin), tight end Gavin Escobar (knee) and defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee).

June 2, 2015 06:27 AM
Top offensive players probable for Cowboys on Sunday
by Marty Gitlin |

Quarterback Tony Romo (back) and stud wideout Dez Bryant (shoulder) lead a contingent of Cowboys deemed probable for the Week 4 game against New Orleans. Also receiving that designation are linebacker Justin Durant and tight end Gavin Escobar (knee).

The questionables on the list are defensive tackles Terrell McClain (concussion), Henry Melton (hamstring) and Davon Coleman (knee), defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee) and linebacker Rolando McClain (groin).

June 2, 2015 06:27 AM
Trio of Cowboys defenders questionable for Sunday action
by Marty Gitlin |

Three Cowboys defensive standouts have been listed as questionable for the Sunday night game against New Orleans. They are linebacker Rolando McClain (groin), tackle Henry Melton (hamstring) and defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee).

If Spencer plays, it will mark his 2014 debut.

June 2, 2015 06:30 AM
Henry Melton dealing with hamstring strain
by R.J. White |

Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton is unsure if he'll be able to practice Wednesday after suffering a hamstring strain in Sunday's win, the Dallas Morning News reports.

"We’ll come in here and see how it feels in the morning," Melton said. "If they feel like I can go, I’ll go. If not, we’ll just wait for Thursday."

Melton said he injured his hamstring early in Sunday's game but was able to play through the injury. He managed to recover a fumble late in the first half of the win.

June 2, 2015 06:33 AM
Bruce Carter scores touchdown for Dallas defense in Week 3
by R.J. White |

Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter returned an interception 25 yards in the fourth quarter Sunday to score a key touchdown in his team's 34-31 win over the Rams in Week 3.

Carter put the Cowboys up 10 points before Rams scored a late touchdown by intercepting Austin Davis for the first time in the game. Cornerback Morris Claiborne added an interception on St. Louis' final offensive drive to seal the game for the Cowboys. Defensive lineman Henry Melton recovered a Rams fumble in Dallas territory late in the first half to help turn the tide after the defense surrendered 21 unanswered points to begin the game. The Cowboys defense faces a tough test in Week 4 when Drew Brees and the Saints come marching into town after a big win.

June 2, 2015 06:52 AM
Henry Melton, Morris Claiborne practice Wednesday
by R.J. White |

Cowboys defensive tackle Henry Melton and cornerback Morris Claiborne were in uniform and able to practice Wednesday, reports.

Neither player was listed on the team's official injury report, so both should be good to go for Week 1. Melton had been slowed by a groin issue, while Claiborne was dealing with a shoulder injury.


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