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Ratliff finished the 2014 season with 37 tackles and 6.5 sacks over 11 games.

After getting cut by the Cowboys last October, Ratliff's days as an impact interior lineman looked to be over, but he's enjoyed a surprising renaissance since latching on with the Bears. Though much of his pass-rushing contributions came in a 3.5-sack performance in Week 7 against the Dolphins, Ratliff and Stephen Paea combined to form a stout duo along the 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.

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Ratliff (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

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 long eliminated from playoff contention.

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Ratliff (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against Minnesota.

Ratliff was unable to practice this week, so he figures to be very limited if he manages to play.

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Ratliff (knee) didn't practice Thursday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Following a two-game absence, Ratliff has manned the trenches in back-to-back contests, posting four tackles (three solo) and one sack. If he upholds last week's practice schedule, he'll make his first appearance of the week in a limited capacity Friday, as he aims to add to his sack total (5.5 in 10 games) Sunday at Minnesota.

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Ratliff (knee) is listed as active Sunday against the Lions, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

After a two-game absence due to a knee injury, Ratliff returned last Monday against the Saints but recorded a measly two tackles (one solo). However, according to Pro Football Focus, he ranks fifth among defensive tackles in terms of pass rush productivity, so he could add to his 4.5 sacks against an offensive line that has surrendered 39 sacks of Matthew Stafford this season.

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Ratliff (knee) is listed as active for Monday's game against New Orleans.

With 27 tackles and 4.5 sacks in eight games to date, Ratliff is only an option in deeper IDP formats, but he's out there if you need him Monday.

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Ratliff (knee) is inactive for Thursday's contest against the Cowboys, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network raised hopes earlier Thursday that Ratliff would suit up. However, a key cog of the Bears' run defense will instead don sweats, with Will Sutton and Ego Ferguson helping to fill the void at defensive tackle.

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According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Ratliff (knee) is expected to be available Thursday versus the Cowboys.

Ratliff took a seat last Thursday in Detroit due to a knee injury, but with a week and a half since his last game action, the defensive tackle is slated to achieve active status in Week 14. If he suits up, he'll aid the Bears' run defense, while attempting to build upon 27 tackles (16 solo) and 4.5 sacks so far this season.

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Ratliff (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Cowboys, ESPN.com reports.

Ratliff is an option in deeper IDP formats, with 27 tackles and 4.5 sacks in eight games to his credit, but he's no lock to play Thursday after missing last week's game against the Lions.

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Ratliff (knee) is inactive Thursday against the Lions, the Chicago Tribune reports.

With 27 tackles and 4.5 sacks in eight games to date, Ratliff is only an option in deeper IDP formats, but his absence Thursday is a hit to the Bears' Week 13 pass rush.