Melton Anchors Bears Defense

Published 08/06 2013 09:23PM

Updated 11/26 2013 02:32AM

Bourbonnais, Illinois-At Bears camp Monday, Jay Cutler was intercepted four times. Two of those picks were by defensive tackle Henry Melton. Melton has emerged as one of the NFL's top defensive tackles. That's why the Bears put the franchise tag on him this summer. He has 13 sacks the past two seasons. That's the second most by a defensive tackle in the entire NFL. And Melton says he still has another gear that he expects to hit.
"This is only my third year at defensive tackle. I'm still getting better and learning new things every day," says Melton.  "I'm always motivated. I'm after a championship. If I'm balling and the defense is clicking we have a chance to go deep in the playoffs."

Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.