Bears franchise player Melton suffers concussion

Defensive lineman leaves game Aaron Wilson

Print This August 10, 2013, 09:11 AM EST

Chicago Bears Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton, the team's franchise player, suffered a concussion against the Carolina Panthers.

He'll have to pass an NFL baseline neurological test before he can resume playing.

Wide receiver Earl Bennett is also sidelined with a concussion.

"Henry has a concussion and he'll be in a NFL concussion protocol situation right now and will be day-to-day," Bears coach Marc Trestman told reporters.

Melton made the Pro Bowl last season when he finished with six sacks and 33 tackles.

The Bears didn't get anywhere in contract talks with Melton, so he'll play this season under the franchise tag.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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