Bears agreed to terms with Ratliff

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    he's nothing special guys, but you aren't finding special on the streets or on another teams PS, special DT's aren't found there. But he'll due just fine, if he's healthy, he's definately better then Wootton at DT and Shea at DE.
     
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    Don't think they can. Once he is cut, they have no say.
     
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    I think he had packed it in. He didn't want to play for Jerry. Will he want to play for Tucker? I sure hope he doesn't decide to go through his whole life like that. If he doesn't agree with the coach, he just doesn't play hard.
     
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    The bears will get everything that Ratliff has left...as good, or as bad as that may be. As Biggs said, Ratliff is here for playing time, in order to show he can still play and earn a new contract (here or elsewhere). I'm not expecting a miracle, but I do expect him to be a better DT than what we have outside of Paea.
     
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    Any word on when he might play?
     
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    Likely not til next week. A few days is too quick to get him into the action.
     
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    While the Bears have not yet revealed when they expect him to return to action, Ratliff could eventually fill a major need at defensive tackle. Henry Melton and Nate Collins are out for the season with torn ACLs and Stephen Paea missed two games with a toe injury.

    The Bears tried to overcome those losses by moving Corey Wootton inside from end, signing free-agent Landon Cohen and adding undrafted rookie Zach Minter to the rotation. But the line has struggled rushing the passer this season, producing only four of the Bears' NFL-low nine sacks.
     
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    I thought earlier in this thread someone said it would be 2-4 weeks.
     
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    His agent says 2 to 4 weeks before he will play.
     
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    JJ is a bonafide asshole I could go for pack before I could for the Cowboys, yes I was going for the vikes. At least this could make the Dec. 9th game a little interesting if we are out of playoff race by than.
     
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