Bears place Melton on IR; sign Cohen

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Updated: September 27, 2013

Lake Forest, IL (Sports Network) – The Chicago Bears made it official on
Friday, placing defensive tackle Henry Melton on the injured reserve list due
to a torn knee ligament.

Bears coach Marc Trestman said on Monday that Melton would miss the
remainder of the season because of a torn ACL suffered in Week 3’s 40-23 win
at Pittsburgh.

The 26-year-old Texas product didn’t have a sack this season after totaling 13
over the previous two years. He started 32-of-48 career games played for
Chicago, collecting 71 tackles, 15.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble
recoveries and nine tackles for losses.

To replace Melton on the roster, the Bears signed defensive tackle Landon
Cohen.

Cohen has appeared in 27 games with five starts with Detroit (2008-09),
Jacksonville (2010), New England (2010-11) and Dallas (2013), recording 32
tackles.