When Henry Melton was last in Chicago, he was wearing a Bears uniform, coming off a Pro Bowl season and playing under a franchise tag.
If the Bears want to end their four-year postseason drought it's going to start and end with the play of their revamped defensive line.
The unraveling of the 2013 Bears technically began amid a win in Pittsburgh that was pushing the Bears to a 3-0 start. That came with the torn ACL suffered by defensive tackle Henry Melton.
Before Phil Emery got to work gutting the Bears' defensive line in free agency, he and Mel Tucker brought in some experienced coaching specialists.
Stephen Paea was feeling healthy and confident after Tuesday's Bears OTA at Halas Hall. It'd been awhile since he'd been either. The same can be said of the Bears' defensive line.