Henry Melton, Seattle Seahawks deep in contract negotiations

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The Seattle Seahawks and free-agent defensive tackle Henry Melton are deep in negotiations Saturday night, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a person informed of the process.

The 27-year-old visited the Super Bowl champions Friday before his scheduled meeting with the Cowboys, per Rapoport. The lineman is a favorite of the Cowboys' defensive coaches. Melton already has met with the Minnesota Vikings as well.

Melton -- Around The League's No. 2 free agent left on the market -- is coming off a 2013 season with the Chicago Bears in which he tore his ACL.