Rotowire: Jan 8 / 4:09p ET
News: Ratliff finished the 2014 season with 37 tackles and 6.5 sacks over 11 games.
Impact: Ratliff's days as one of the game's premier defensive tackles looked to be over when he was cut by the Cowboys last October, but's he enjoyed a surprising renaissance since latching on with the Bears. Though much of his pass-rushing contributions came during a 3.5-sack performance in Week 7 against the Dolphins, Ratliff and Stephen Paea combined to form a stout duo on the interior of the Bears' defensive line. With one more year remaining on his contract, look for Ratliff to occupy the three-technique spot for the Bears again in 2015.
Rotowire: Dec 28 / 8:44a ET
News: Ratliff (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Impact: Ratliff returned last weekend, after missing two games, and while he was unable to practice this week, he'll give it a go in the regular-season finale, despite the Bears being long eliminated from playoff contention.