The Dallas Cowboys have reached an agreement with former Chicago Bears DT Henry Melton for a one-year-deal with a multi-year option.
Having lost Jason Hatcher to the Washington Redskins last week, Tuesday's announcement reunited Melton with former Bears coach and current Cowboys Defensive co-ordinator Rod Marinelli.
Having previously visited with the St Louis Rams, Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings, Melton has landed in Dallas and is excited to play under his former coach once again.
Melton only played three games during the 2013 NFL season after he suffered a torn left anterior cruciate ligament against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Melton has had trouble with the law during his rehab from injury after he was arrested in December for assault and public intoxication.
But he is focused on football once again as he returns to his home state of Texas and becomes the third defensive line-man signed by the Cowboys this free agency.
The former NFL Pro-Bowler has 15.5 career sacks and 71 tackles and will be replacing Hatcher who led the Cowboys in sacks in 2013 with 11.