Bears agreed to terms with Ratliff

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    Props to Phil for doing something. Sucks that he won't be ready for several weeks.
     
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    Correct.
     
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    So here's the deal why he's no longer in Dallas.
    1) He didn't like JJ, they actually almost came to blows in the locker room.
    2) The Cowboy's felt he was dogging his injury
    3) B/c Jones is a horrible GM they are in cap hell and cannot afford him, escpecially if he's not playing.
    4) most really thought he wasn't going to be able to play this year. He actually wasn't medically cleared until after he was cut.


    It's a gamble, he might not be healthy, but he's clearly an upgrade(if he can play) over what we have, and it's a necessary risk.
     
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    Since we are half way through the season, does paying a player a 'one year contract' the same as like Anderson or DJ Williams, etc? Or is it prorated, like you get half because there isn't a full year to play?

    I'm a teacher and sign a contract each year. I would love to teach from Feb-June and call it a year, while still getting my one year pay...
     
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    Good move, at least we're not sitting on our hands hoping against hope.
     
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    It was the only shot we had left to salvage the season defensively. It may flop but it was the only thing left to do short of packing in the season. If/when he can play, Ratliff upgrades two positions and gives this D a chance to be competitive.
     
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    He should be able to bulk up. Hard work in the Gym and enough of the right foods will bulk almost anyone up. There are exceptions, but I'm willing to bet he isn't one of them. And I'm not arguing either or even saying that ther IS anything he can do. All I am saying is that he isn't helping his cause in terms on sticking on an NFL team.
     
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    well he cant make our line any worse
     
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    The Cowboys may take steps to stop the signing. Something about how he left the Cowboys.
     
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    Listening to Cowboy fans, they were relieved when they cut him. I have a feeling he’ll be just as useless for the Bears.
     
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