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The Bears are getting some much-needed assistance at the defensive tackle position.
Former Pro Bowler Jay Ratliff, who was released by the Cowboys in October, has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Chicago, according to a source. ESPN's Ed Werder first had the story.
Ratliff reportedly also received interest from the Chiefs, Dolphins and Bengals.
Henry Melton was lost to a season-ending injury ACL injury in September. There isn't a specific timetable for when Ratliff will return, but his presence up front will be big for the Bears down the stretch.
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The Chicago Bears signed former Dallas Cowboy Jay Ratliff last week. And while that’s what certainly garnered most of the headlines from Chicago media outlets, an underlying positive to the deal lies.
Especially if your name is Corey Wooton.
The Bears have been decimated on the defensive line this season, to put it lightly. In terms of injuries and a simple lack of talent.
Not long after the release of DT Jay Ratliff Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that he wouldn’t comment because it was a “legal issue.” Now it appears that Jones green-lighted an article that shed some light on his comments.
“This absolutely should be a legal matter,” Jeff Sullivan of Dallas Cowboys Star Magazine writes in an article posted on the team’s official website...
So when Cowboys owner Jerry Jones uses the term “legal matter” when talking about former Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff, what is Jones referring to?
Under the labor deal between the NFL and the NFLPA, the team’s only potential legal recourse comes from the filing of a so-called non-injury grievance under Article 43.
Both the Cowboys and the NFL have advised PFT that...
The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with former Dallas Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff Saturday on a one-year deal, hoping he can return to his former Pro Bowl status and give the Bears struggling defensive line a boost. Ratliff’s agent, Mark Slough, confirmed the signing and stated that he expects Ratliff to return to action within the month. “He’s still probably two [...]
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Cincinnati Bengals have reached out to free agent DT Jay Ratliff in recent days.
Rapoport adds that Ratliff is still “weeks away” from contributing on the field.
The Bengals are in need of immediate help at defensive tackle now that Geno Atkins is out for the year with a torn ACL. With this in mind, it’s really no surprise that...
After parting ways with the Dallas Cowboys earlier in the season, nose tackle Jay Ratliff has been searching hard for a new home. While Ratliff is still a few weeks away from making a return to the field, he has been meeting with a handful of teams.
Ratliff previously met with the Kansas City Chiefs and he recently made a stop on Friday afternoon in South Beach where he met with...
Ed Werder of ESPN reports that the Chicago Bears have reached an agreement with former Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff on a one-year deal. Ian Rapoport reports that Ratliff is still two-four weeks away from playing. Ratliff was released by the Cowboys just a few weeks ago and has already found a considerable amount of interest from NFL teams. He has met with the Chiefs, Dolphins and...
Jay Ratliff quit on the Cowboys this year - the first year of an extension he signed in 2011 for $40 million with $18 mil guaranteed.
The Cowboys want that money back
A rift grew to a canyon between Ratliff and the Cowboys when the two could not see eye to eye on the nature of a sports hernia he suffered last December.
To start the season, Ratliff was place...
The Chicago Bears shored up their defensive line by agreeing to terms (via ESPNChicago) with tackle Jay Ratliff. The former Dallas Cowboy was a four-time Pro Bowler who was released by the Cowboys after allegedly failing a physical two weeks ago. Once Ratliff is able to work himself into playing shape he will most likely... Read MoreThe post Jay Ratliff’s Impact on the Chicago...
It looks like two former Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff is close to deciding to where he wants to resume his football career.
According to Ed Werder, Ratliff ix expected to choose between the Chiefs and Bears, despite a late visit to the Dolphins.
Jay Ratliff visited Dolphins yesterday in middle of Martin-Incognito fallout. Hearing he's likely to choose between Bears and...
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the Cincinnati Bengals have contacted free agent defensive tackle Jay Ratliff after losing Geno Atkins on Thursday to a torn ACL.
The Bengals reached out to Ratliff to find out when he’ll be able to play as he works his way back into shape.
Ratliff has already met with the Chiefs, Bears and Dolphins.
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We mentioned earlier that Jay Ratliff worked out for the Dolphins. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Ratliff is expected to decide between the Chiefs and Bears. Jay Ratliff visited Dolphins yesterday in middle of Martin-Incognito fallout. Hearing he's likely to choose between Bears and Chiefs — Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) November 2, 2013 If Ratliff wants to win now, he’ll...
Ratliff healed up quick once he was released from Cowboys.
Former Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff has agreed to 1-year contract to join Bears. Will play against Cowboys later this month
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) November 2, 2013
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the Chicago Bears have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent defensive tackle Jay Ratliff. Once Ratliff gets into game shape he’ll help the Bears run defense that’s been gashed since losing Henry Melton. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Report: Bears agree to one year deal with Jay Rarliff appeared first on Pro Football Zone.