Tag: Jeremiah Ratliff

Jeremiah Ratliff Shown The Door After Beef With GM Ryan Pace

Jeremiah Ratliff Shown The Door After Beef With GM Ryan Pace
The Chicago Bears parted ways with one of their top defensive linemen on Thursday. 34-year-old Jeremiah Ratliff was released after an “isolated incident” and then a verbal exchange with first-year general manager Ryan Pace on Wednesday at Halas Hall, per Sun-Times insider Adam Jahns. Seventh-year defensive lineman Ziggy Hood was signed in a corresponding move.... Read more »

Five Bears To Watch: Week 6 vs. Detroit

Five Bears To Watch: Week 6 vs. Detroit
The Bears are beat up. After 14 players were listed on the injury report a week ago, the Bears have one less at 13 for Sunday’s Week 6 matchup with the rival Lions. Quarterback Jay Cutler practiced in full all week for the first time since returning from his torn hamstring two weeks ago. Three... Read more »

Final Thoughts: The Bears Look Overpowered Against Cincinnati In Dress Rehearsal

Final Thoughts: The Bears Look Overpowered Against Cincinnati In Dress Rehearsal
The Bears didn’t build off last week’s win against the Colts in Cincinnati on Saturday night. Not at all. Losing 21-10 to the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium isn’t that big of a deal at the end of the day. However, the fact remains that the Bears first-team offense has generated 15 total points and... Read more »
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Losing Jeremiah Ratliff For The First Three Games Is Tough For The Bears

Losing Jeremiah Ratliff For The First Three Games Is Tough For The Bears
The Chicago Bears will be without perhaps the most important member of their new look 3-4 defense to start the regular season. On Monday morning, it was announced that 33-year-old defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff will be suspended without pay for the first three games of the regular season for violating the league’s Policy and Program... Read more »

Five Things To Watch At 2015 Chicago Bears Training Camp

Five Things To Watch At 2015 Chicago Bears Training Camp
Well, that came up fast. The Chicago Bears report to training camp on Wednesday at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais After such a letdown of a season a year ago with the Bears compiling a 5-11 record in Marc Trestman’s final season as the head coach, the focus is strictly on football. Trestman is gone... Read more »

Inside Look: The Chicago Bears Defensive Line

Inside Look: The Chicago Bears Defensive Line
The Bears currently have only nine defensive linemen on their roster, but clearly defensive coordinator Vic Fangio isn’t worried. Even after the release of troubled Ray McDonald late last month, the Bears haven’t added any new faces to the position. A big reason why is the fact that five players listed at linebacker (Jared Allen,... Read more »
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Week 13 NFL Game Preview: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

Week 13 NFL Game Preview: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions
The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions will meet for the 169th time ever this Thursday afternoon at Ford Field. Kickoff will start at 11:30 AM CT/12:30 PM ET. The Bears hold a slight edge in the all-time series 96-67-5. The Bears are 3-3 against the Lions in the last six meetings including a 2-1 record at... Read more »

Key Matchup: Bears' Pass Rush Slowing Down Tom Brady

Key Matchup: Bears' Pass Rush Slowing Down Tom Brady
Tom Brady has been ridiculously good at Gillette Stadium in his NFL career and specifically against the Bears. Brady owns a 3-0 career record against the Bears, completing 85-128 passes for 964 passing yards, six touchdowns, three interceptions and a 94.7 passer rating. Since 2009, the Patriots are 40-3 in Foxborough. Bill Belichick’s crew currently holds... Read more »

Inconsistent Bears Continue To Disappoint When Least Expected

Inconsistent Bears Continue To Disappoint When Least Expected
First it was the Bills in the season opener, then it was a giveaway in Carolina and now the latest disappointment comes at the hands of the Dolphins. The Bears are 0-3 at Soldier Field this season after their 27-14 let down loss to Miami on Sunday afternoon. Jay Cutler and Co. now hold a... Read more »
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Five Players To Watch: Week 6 (Allen, Jeffery, McCray, Ratliff, Williams)

Five Players To Watch: Week 6 (Allen, Jeffery, McCray, Ratliff, Williams)
For the second straight week the Bears have lost another key veteran to injury. Linebacker Lance Briggs has been ruled out after suffering sore ribs in last week’s road loss to Carolina. He only missed two snaps in the game, but the pain has been evidently worse this week as Briggs hasn’t practice at all.... Read more »