Bears Sign Ratliff

By Scott Leber | sleber@wtvo.com

Published 03/05 2014 10:44PM

Updated 03/05 2014 10:46PM

LAKE FOREST, IL – The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with DT Jeremiah Ratliff on a two-year contract.

Ratliff started four-of-five games played for the Bears in 2013 after signing with the team in November, recording 14.5 tackles – including 1.5 sacks and one tackle for a loss.

During Ratliff’s nine-year NFL career with Dallas (2005-12) and Chicago, the four-time Pro Bowler (2008-2011) has started 89-of-109 games played, recording 331.5 tackles – including 28.5 sacks and 26 TFLs – 13 fumble recoveries and five forced fumbles.

The former Cowboys 2005 seventh-round draft pick (224th overall), has appeared in at least 15 games in six (2006-11) of his nine NFL seasons, including starting all 16 in four seasons (2008-11).

The Bears have now signed 10 players who were due to become unrestricted free agents March 11, most of any team in the NFL.

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