Vikings Still Have Chance At Henry Melton


Oct 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton (69) sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) during the first quarter at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The latest Melton Watch update is good news for the Vikings, and bad news for the Seahawks.

Though Dallas remains the apparent front runner, it sounds like there is still a decent chance that Henry Melton could wind up Minnesota.

Ian Rapoport indicates that though a deal could still well happen between the defensive tackle and the Cowboys, it won’t happen tonight.

“Vikings in it, Seahawks not as much,” Rapoport tweeted.

Melton has visited Minnesota, Seattle and Dallas in the last week.

The free agent defensive tackle performed at a Pro Bowl level in 2012 but saw his 2013 season cut short by an ACL injury. The Bears let Melton hit free agency rather than extend him, and Melton has made the most of his opportunity.

Melton also has legal problems hanging over him. Recently he was caught on surveillance video fighting with a restaurant owner in Texas. The incident ended with Melton’s arrest.

The Vikings have heavily targeted the defensive line in free agency this offseason, signing Everson Griffen, Linval Joseph and Fred Evans.

They have Sharrif Floyd at the 3-tech position but it appears Mike Zimmer wishes to upgrade from the 2013 first round pick, who may not be a great fit in Zimmer’s system.

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