Oct 28, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff (90) during the game against the New York Giants at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Bears Agree to Contract with Former Cowboys Pro Bowl DT Jay Ratliff

ESPN’s Ed Werder is reporting that the Chicago Bears have signed former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff to a one-year deal.

Werder later corrected himself on the timing of the Bears and Cowboys game:

Ratliff visited the Bears and Chiefs earlier this week and chose the Bears, supposedly in part for the chance to stick it to his former team:

Sure, whatever it takes, I guess.  So Jay Cutler and Julius Peppers were the equivalent of Benny the Bull showing up at the airport to woo Ratliff, huh?

As we noted earlier in the week, Ratliff is still probably a couple of weeks away from being ready to play, but if he, Cutler and Briggs can return late in the season, you never know.

In the meantime, the Bears need to keep the ship afloat for the next few weeks until they get everyone healthy.  They face the Packer on Monday Night Football this week without Cutler and Briggs.  And supposedly Ratliff.


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  • Tony Collins

    Hi there Boomer. I have been a Bears fan for 49 years and 8 months now and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon or at all. I was pissed at Emery for not making Urlacher a signing priority. But the fact he had already done so much better than that previous GM, Angelo, I had to get over it. Even though 54 had lost a step doesn’t anybody remember how fast he was when he started? I feel he could’ve list two steps and still be at least 2nd on our team in every defensive category plus call the D correctly. As much as I love Julius Peppers it looks to have been a much better move to trade Pep and keep 54. If 90 could still dominate all them O-tackles like before wouldn’t he have done that ny now? What’s his problem 12 mil ain’t enough? When he ran that fumble back for a touchdown I thought he was going to pass out! Finally what are we waiting for with Shea99? I’m really tired of watching him shed his blocker 10 yards down the field. Put Shea in for Briggs and Washington at DE. Something, maybe after what ESPN said yesterday that the Packers might set a new NFL scoring record Monday Night. What’s your opinion on what kind of bandages we should try to stop this bleeding?

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