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                  === Bears place Melton on IR; sign Cohen ===
 
 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.
 
 
 
 09/27 13:25:58 ET