Ratliff 2yrs 4mil

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    Adam Caplan ‏@caplannfl 3m
    #Bears DT Jeremiah (Jay) Ratliff's deal per #NFL source: 2 yrs, $4 M, $600 K guaranteed.
     
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    Hmm, sounds right, lets hope he can get back to (near) pro-bowl level
     
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    Yea, lets also put some talent around him as well
     
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    That's really not bad.
     
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    Exactly. Kyle Long was happy about it and then lobbied in public for them to re-sign Nate Collins as well. I'd say that's steppin' out big time for a guy whose just completed his rookie season but what's more interesting was that he was mum on Melton and yet these are all the guys he goes up against in practice. Maybe that's an indication of who the toughest competition really is.

    If they can add Collins to the list of signees they can afford to let Melton walk if the offers he gets are more than they want to pay and they'd still have the draft to replace him with either Donald or Jernigan since Collins, Ratliff and Paea are all interchangeable at NT or 3 tech. I still believe Donald is the right guy but either one of them gives the Bears a good young DT.
     
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    If we sign one of Collins to Melton do we still need to go DT with the first pick? Or would it shift to DE since Pep is a virtual goner and Wooten is not guaranteed to sign either.
     
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    I wouldn't read too much into that. First off, everybody knows that Melton will be looking for a much larger payday than Collins, and thus be harder to re-sign. Also, Melton missed pretty much all of training camp and got injured around week 4, while Long practiced against Collins the whole year, if I remember correctly.
     
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    Depends on what else they do in FA, I'm not 100% sold that DT was an auto at 14 before this though it's a deep draft, especially at DT so I would guess that CB/S/MLB/DE are all options if DT is fixed. If FA goes well maybe DT opens back up as an option also
     
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    Not that I know much, but I do know that Nate Collins and Joel Long are best friends from college and Kyle has known Nate for a long time now. They do vacations together. So that's probably why he did a shout out for Nate.

    Just my 2 cents!
     
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