Former Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff Visited With Chiefs and Bears

May 21, 2013; Irving, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end Anthony Hargrove (99) defensive tackle Jay Ratliff (90) and linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) during organized team activities at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Former Dallas Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff is making his rounds. He visited the Kansas City Chiefs and the Chicago Bears and likely will visit another team before deciding where he would like to resume his career. The Bears and Chiefs evaluated Ratliff and he cleared their tests and he could be available to play in the next month or so. He could be back by December and throughout the playoffs.

The Cowboys released him after he and the team had a disagreement with his recovery from his groin injury. He underwent surgery for his injury last Decembet, but the team decided to release him after they had given him $18 million in guarantees. Ratliff also faces charges of driving while intoxicated.

Ratliff was seeing his own doctors and following the rehab assignments outside of the team. His doctors said that he would be out for at least 3 months. As soon as he was released, he was suddenly cleared to play football again. Some people believe that he didn’t want to play for Jerry Jones any more.

Who knows. Seems shady. Doesn’t seem to be a player that I would want on my squad.

Topics: Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Rumors

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  • Blake Molina

    He’s had a productive career. Just two things:
    1) Probably too pricey for my tastes
    2) Is it me or has Allen Bailey stepped up his game? With his MASSIVE arms, he’s playing well in sub packages

  • SmartThinking

    If whatever Jerry Jones did or whoever else on the Cowboys were responsible for hurting Ratliff’s itty bitty feelings enough for him to give up a quite lucrative paycheck to play for someone else, then better he go somewhere else. Gosh. We certainly can’t have emotionally damaged players on this team running the risk of having their feelings hurt even worse by our ogre coaches and Luddite of an owner. Here’s the thing, though, wherever else Ratliff may end up is going to see the same type of attitude from him now that he’s seen it work to his advantage. Better Ratliff gone then to watch him pull a tantrum, or play half assed, or do something else to hurt this team even more. It’s about character, folks. You see who has it and who doesn’t when things appear to be at their lowest. And that’s just about where Dallas is right now.

  • JoeDaBeast

    I think Jerry Jones needs to sue Ratliff for some of that $18M. I loved the way he plays, but something is fishy with how things are going.