Henry Melton Likely To Get A Shot To Start Next Season

Defensive lineman Henry Melton got his first playing time this past season. Melton definitely took advantage of his chance. Melton flashed potential during his rookie year, 2009, but suffered a season-ending ankle injury during the pre-season.
Melton appeared in all 16 games last season making 16 tackles, three sacks and one forced fumble. Melton’s first sack came in week 10 against the Vikings. In that game Melton sacked Vikings QB Brett Favre.
Five weeks later fellow teammate Corey Wootton knocked Brett Favre out on Monday Night Football helping the Bears clinch the NFC North for the first time since 2006.
The Bears defensive line was much improved last season. The addition of Julius Peppers through free agency, the emergence of Israel Idonije at defensive end, second-year player Henry Melton and rookie Corey Wootton helped the Bears unit get back to the where it used to be.
Melton could be a big part of the defense

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