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DT Henry Melton leaves without deal, reportedly visiting Seahawks

Posted by: Master Tesfatsion Updated: March 14, 2014 - 9:13 AM

Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton met with the Vikings on Thursday, but the visit didn't end with an agreement.

Melton left the area Friday morning to reportedly will meet with the Seahawks, according to ESPN. He would've been an option at three-technique tackle with defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd but that appears unlikely now.

Melton, 27 is one of the top unrestricted free agents available despite recovering from reconstructive knee surgery on his left knee in October. The Vikings would probably like to add another defensive tackle with Floyd, nose tackle Linval Joseph and defensive tackle Fred Evans, who can play both nose tackle and three-technique tackle. Kevin Williams is an option, but he'll likely see a smaller role next year if he does return. It's a thin market at this point-.

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