Sep 13, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) reaches out to stiff arm Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton (69) while carrying the football during the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field. The Packers defeated the Bears 23-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Free agency has petered out to the point where tracking Henry Melton‘s visits now qualifies as up-to-the-minute news.
The latest update on Melton’s whereabouts sees the free agent defensive tackle leaving Seattle, where he spent the whole weekend, and heading for a visit in Dallas.
This is somewhat surprising after the reports saying Melton was in “deep negotiations” with the Seahawks and seemed destined to sign there.
Those negotiations clearly broke down, prompting Melton to make his next visit after all.
The Vikings already had their chance with Melton late in the week, and are reported to be staying in touch with him through the process.
Eventually Melton will have to stop his free meal tour and pick a team for 2014. There is no reason to believe the Vikings are out of the mix.
With somewhere between $14 and $16 million in cap space remaining – the full Charlie Johnson contract details have not been revealed so we don’t know the precise number – the Vikes have enough dough to give Melton a healthy contract.
If the Vikings do lose out on Melton, a guy they obviously want fairly badly, it won’t be because of money.
It might be because Jerry Jones puts together a better buffet.