Henry Melton is one of the top remaining free agents on the open market, and he would be a tailor-made replacement for Jason Hatcher, who signed a lucrative four-year deal with the rival Washington Redskins, as a top-notch pass rushing defensive tackle. Melton unsurprisingly has significant interest on the free agent market, with the Seattle Seahawks looking like the favorites following Sunday’s visit and the Minnesota Vikings also involved for some odd reason.
The Cowboys will host Melton on a visit tomorrow after his visit was rescheduled from Saturday, and the initial news yesterday that Melton would not be in town led to some concern that the Seahawks had further stacked up their D by landing Melton. Not so, as tomorrow’s scheduled visit has been reported and also written as an expectation.
Cowboys official site writer Nick Eatman writes that not only is Melton expected to visit the Cowboys tomorrow, but former Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden will also likely be in Valley Ranch tomorrow. The former first-round pick has been a colossal bust, but he shouldn’t be too bad as a QB3. I don’t know why the Cowboys would want to use a roster spot on him, but there’s no reason to start killing them for kicking the tires on him.
In fact, I think Weeden wouldn’t be a bad signing as a No. 3 QB as insurance for older No. 2 passer Kyle Orton, and Weeden would sign a cheap deal in order to battle for a roster spot in training camp. The Cowboys interest in Weeden isn’t anything new, but trying to bring him in for a workout shows that they are pretty serious. Drafting a QB as a backup is usually a better idea, but signing Weeden wouldn’t cost a pick. hi