Jay Ratliff

DL / Chicago Bears / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bye 7

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  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Jeremiah Ratliff: Released by Bears on Thursday

    Ratliff was released by the Bears on Thursday. After accruing 6.5 sacks in just 11 games last season, Ratliff entered 2015 as the Bears' top defensive lineman, making his release an unexpected development. It appears his termination wasn't for performance-based reasons, as Ratliff's dismissal likely stemmed from a heated argument with GM Ryan Pace outside the Bears' practice facility Wednesday morning, according to ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson. The Chicago Sun-Times' Adam Jahns reports that the confrontation required police intervention, with Ratliff ultimately escorted away from the premises. It's not clear what's next for the 34-year-old, whose off-the-field baggage and history of disruptive behavior in the locker room may give other teams pause in signing him.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bears' Jeremiah Ratliff: Making season debut Sunday

    Ratliff (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. After serving a three-game suspension to begin the season and missing another game due to the ankle injury he sustained in the preseason, Ratliff is finally ready to make his 2015 debut. He's expected to start at the three-technique tackle spot, moving rookie Eddie Goldman to a bench role.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Bears DE Jeremiah Ratliff suspended 3 games for substance abuse

    Bears defensive end Jeremiah Ratliff was suspended by the NFL for three games Monday for violating the league's substance abuse policy, per ESPN.com. Ratliff can participate in the preseason, but he will not be allowed to return to the team until Monday, Sept. 28. He pleaded guilty in April to a DWI charge from 2013, where he crashed his car into an 18-wheeler and his blood-alcohol limit was more than twice the legal limit. Ratliff had 6.5 sacks with the Bears last season, his first after four Pro Bowl-seasons with the Cowboys.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Bears' Chris Conte to miss regular season finale against Vikings

    Bears safety Chris Conte will miss Sunday's game against the Vikings with a back injury. Conte was unable to practice all week. He played 12 games this season, recording 43 tackles and three interceptions. Also out are quarterback Jimmy Clausen (concussion) and kicker Robbie Gould (quad). Defensive end Jared Allen (ribs), defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff, and cornerback Al Lewis-Jean (hamstring) are all listed a questionable for Sunday. David Bass (knee), Ego Ferguson (ankle), Kyle Long (hip) and Marquess Wilson (knee) are all listed as probable. The Bears are 6-point underdogs for Sunday's game.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Bears reveal final injury report for Detroit game

    The Bears have ruled defensive tackle Will Sutton (illness), cornerback Tim Jennings (ankle), guard Kyle Long (hip) and defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (knee) questionable for Week 16 against Detroit. Meanwhile, cornerback Kyle Fuller (hand) and linebacker Shea McClellin (ankle) were designated as probable.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Bears DLs Jeremiah Ratliff, Cornelius Washington ready to roll

    Bears defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (knee) and defensive end Cornelius Washington (ankle) are active for Monday's game against New Orleans after being listed as questionable.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Bears S Chris Conte listed as doubtful for MNF

    Bears safety Chris Conte is on the verge of sitting out Week 15 against the Saints after sitting out practice on Saturday, per the team's official website. He was the only player on Chicago's final injury report for their Monday game listed as doubtful. Defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (knee), defensive end Cornelius Washington (ankle) and offensive lineman Michael Ola (back) were all deemed questionable.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Bears list inactives for Week 14

    The Bears have listed Terrance Mitchell, Khaseem Greene, Eben Britton, Jeremiah Ratliff, Robbie Gould, Darryl Sharpton and Cornelius Washington as inactive for Week 14 against the Cowboys. Sharpton was the only player ruled out prior to the contest. He's dealing with a hamstring injury. Gould was considered doubtful coming in due to a quad issue. He'll be replaced by Jay Feely. Ratliff was questionable due to a knee injury.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Bears defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff expects to play Thursday

    Bears defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff is expected to return Thursday against the Cowboys, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Ratliff, who has 4.5 sacks this year, missed Week 13 against the Lions.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Bears release injury report for Thursday Night Football

    The Bears released their injury report for Thursday's game against the Cowboys. Linebacker Darryl Sharpton (hamstring) is the only player ruled out. Cornerback Tim Jennings (calf), guard Kyle Long (groin) and defensive end Trevor Scott (knee) are probable. Safety Chris Conte (eye) and defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff (knee) are questionable. Defensive end Cornelius Washington (chest) is doubtful.

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