Bears defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff, a four-time Pro Bowl lineman, is close to returning from a…
Tales from the Tape: Jeremiah Ratliff
Due to the unprecedented rash of injuries at defensive tackle this season, the Chicago Bears took a chance on former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Jeremiah Ratliff. The eight-year veteran tore his groin in Week 11 last season and the healing process was lengthy. As a result, the Cowboys cut Ratliff on Oct. 16 this year. The Bears scooped him up on Nov. 2 with the hope that, once the groin was fully healed, Ratliff could provide a spark at the 3-technique position. He got his first taste of game action against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 13 but didn't have much of an impact during his first two contests wearing the Navy and orange. Last week, Ratliff played a season-high 44 snaps against the Cleveland Browns, finishing with a two QB hits, three QB hurries and a tackle for a loss – this on a day when the rest of the defensive line failed to generate any pressure. Ratliff's performance played a role in limiting the Browns to just 273 passing yards and one touchdown, which came in...
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