Ratliff, Bears agree to terms on deal

Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff
Jay Ratliff was selected in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
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The Bears are getting some much-needed assistance at the defensive tackle position.

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Former Pro Bowler Jay Ratliff, who was released by the Cowboys in October, has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Chicago, according to a source. ESPN’s Ed Werder first had the story.

Ratliff reportedly also received interest from the Chiefs, Dolphins and Bengals.

Henry Melton was lost to a season-ending injury ACL injury in September. There isn’t a specific timetable for when Ratliff will return, but his presence up front will be big for the Bears down the stretch.

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