Jeremiah Ratliff DL CHI 4 Days

Ratliff (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Ratliff remains under the league's concussion protocol after sustaining a head injury in the Bears' Week 2 win over the 49ers. Rookie Will Sutton saw the bulk of the snaps in place of Ratliff at defensive tackle last week against the Jets and will likely be called upon to make the start again Sunday.

Jeremiah Ratliff DL CHI 11 Days

Ratliff (concussion) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Jets.

He suffered a concussion in Sunday's game against the 49ers, and apparently did not pass through the league's concussion protocol in time to be cleared for Monday's game. Consider him week-to-week moving forward.

Jeremiah Ratliff DL CHI 13 Days

Ratliff (concussion) did not practice Thursday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Ratliff suffered a concussion in last Sunday's game and has not yet been cleared to return to practice. The defensive tackle will continue to follow league protocol in an effort to be deemed eligible to play before Monday night's game against the Jets.

Jeremiah Ratliff DL CHI 17 Days

Ratliff suffered a concussion in Sunday's win over the 49ers and did not return.

He finished with two tackles before departing. Ratliff will remain under the league's concussion protocol over the next week of practice, but if he's unable to go in Week 3, either Ego Ferguson or Will Sutton would likely replace him in the lineup.

Jeremiah Ratliff DL CHI 23 Days

Ratliff gathered five tackles in Sunday's loss to the Bills.

Ratliff's tackle total was tops among the team's defensive linemen, who turned in an overall disappointing outing on the afternoon. If Week 1 offered any indication, run defense is still a major issue of the Bears, which could lead to some personnel changes if it persists. Ratliff won't assume much of the blame for Sunday's showing, but he'll need to keep racking up the stops if he hopes to hold off rookies Will Sutton and Ego Ferguson for a starting job on the inside.

Jeremiah Ratliff DL CHI 7 Months

Bears re-signed DT Jay Ratliff to a two-year contract.

Ratliff and the Bears started negotiating a new deal at the Combine. The Bears signed the 32-year-old off the street in November. He appeared in five games, starting four, and recorded nine tackles and 1.5 sacks. The Bears need to keep upgrading the defensive line. Ideally, Ratliff would be part of a rotation.

Jeremiah Ratliff DL CHI 7 Months

Free agent DT Jay Ratliff's player rep met with the Bears on Friday.

Ratliff signed for the veteran minimum in Week 8 and appeared in five games down the stretch, making four starts. He's expressed interest in returning with the team, and could be re-signed with the Bears lacking depth at defensive tackle. Chicago has also shown interest in bringing back free agent CB Kelvin Hayden.

Jeremiah Ratliff DL CHI 10 Months

Bears declared DT Jay Ratliff, QB Jay Cutler, LB Lance Briggs, OT James Brown, OT Jonathan Scott, DT Stephen Paea and DE Cornelius Washington inactive for Week 12 against the Rams.

ESPN Chicago reported Saturday that Ratliff might finally be ready to make his Bears debut, but he'll wait another week. Cutler is week to week, and no better than 50-50 to return for Week 13.

Jeremiah Ratliff DL CHI 10 Months

ESPN Chicago reports Bears DT Jeremiah Ratliff (groin) could make his debut in Week 13 against the Vikings.

Ratliff has already been ruled out for Week 12, but was able to practice on a limited basis Friday. He signed a one-year deal for the veteran minimum earlier this month and is finally close to being cleared for games. Ratliff will likely see significant snaps at defensive tackle when healthy enough to return.

Jeremiah Ratliff DL CHI 11 Months

Bears DT Jay Ratliff is now asking people to call him "Jeremiah."

This is apparently Ratliff's attempt to turn over a new leaf after he flamed out in Dallas. The Bears signed Ratliff to a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum with small incentives. They are desperate enough on the defensive line that he'll likely get a chance to start before the season is up.