Nov 25, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) is sacked by Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton (69) during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Defensive Tackle Henry Melton To Visit Rams


Sep 22, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) passes under pressure from Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton (69) during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Head coach Jeff Fisher did say the Rams weren’t quite done in free agency, and that certainly looks to be the case. According to Ian Rappoprt of NFL.com, former Chicago Bears defensive tackle, Henry Melton, is on his way to St. Louis to visit the Rams.

The 27-year old Melton, is coming off of a torn ACL, but would add some nice depth on the Rams’ defensive line. Melton’s specialty is rushing the passer, as he had 13 sacks combined in 2011 and 2012 and the seventh rated pass rushing defensive tackle on Pro Football Focus in 2012. Melton also made the Pro Bowl that year.

Melton has the ability to start, but with Kendall Langford and Michael Brockers already in place on the defensive line, Melton would hopefully add quality depth behind them.

Not only does Melton come with his recently torn ACL, but he was also recently arrested in a bar. Melton does come with his red flags, but still signing him to add good depth on the defensive line could be beneficial. As they say, you can never have too many pass rushers, and Melton is just that.

*Update: NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Henry Melton decided to join the Cowboys,

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  • ricdram

    On NFL Radio I heard Melton took a bite out of someone @ that bar. Lets sign him! If the NFC West QB’s don’t have ears, they can’t hear the plays being called by the OC. We could call it the MIke Tyson Defense.