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Report: Bears Meeting With The Agent For DT Jay Ratliff

Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago is “hearing” that the Bears will meet with free agent DT Jay Ratliff‘s agent at the Combine this weekend. Wright adds that the Bears also interested in re-signing CB Kelvin Hayden. Ratliff, 32, has been mentioned as a candidate to return to Chicago for a few months ...

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Henry Melton Not A “Must-Sign” Player For The Bears?

Mike Sando of ESPN.com (Insider required) unequivocally writes that he does not view DT Henry Melton as a “must sign” for the Chicago Bears. Sando defines a “must sign” player as someone who “the team would automatically retain with the franchis tag“. Melton was considered one of the better interior lineman in the ...

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NFL News & Rumors: Wednesday 11/6

NFLTR Remaining 2013 NFL Strength of Schedule rankings NFL CB Nnamdi Asomugha passed through waivers unclaimed. 49ers 49ers rookie WR Quinton Patton is no longer sporting a walking boot. (Matt Barrows) Bears QB Jay Cutler mentioned he expects to be cautious with his groin injury now that Josh McCown has proved to be more ...

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Report: Bears Reach An Agreement With DT Jay Ratliff On A One-Year

Update: LM: #Bears have agreed to terms with DT Jay Ratliff on one-year contract. — Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) November 2, 2013   ———- Ed Werder of ESPN reports that the Chicago Bears have reached an agreement with former Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff on a one-year deal. Werder adds that the Bears sold Ratliff on ...

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Free Agent DT Jay Ratliff Visits With The Dolphins

Update: Adam Caplan reports that the Miami Dolphins hosted former Cowboy’s DT Jay Ratliff for a visit on Friday. Ratliff has already met with the Bears and Chiefs, and there are reportedly other teams interested in Ratliff as well. The 49ers and Patriots have also been mentioned as speculative options. Ratliff, 32, underwent sports hernia surgery last year, ...

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NFL News & Rumors: Thursday 10/31

NFLTR NFL Cap Space Update Remaining Strength of Schedule Rankings 49ers WR Mario Manningham indicated that he will be active for the team’s Week 10 game against the Panthers. (San Jose Mercury News) Bears Free agent DT Jay Ratliff reportedly visited with the Bears. (NFLTR) Bengals Bengals activated WR Andrew Hawkins from ...

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NFL News & Rumors: Wednesday 10/23

NFLTR Remaining Strength of Schedule Rankings NFL Free agent DT Jay Ratliff is hoping to play again this season and reportedly six teams interested in him. (NFLTR) 49ers RB Frank Gore put in a limited practice on Wednesday. (Cam Inman) Bengals WR Marvin Jones did not practice on Wednesday. (Geoff Hobson) ...

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Report: Cowboys Sign DT Marvin Austin

Jason La Confora reports that the Dallas Cowboys have signed DT Marvin Austin. Austin, 24, will be entering his third different team in just his third season in the NFL. The Giants drafted Austin in the second-round of the 2011, but he struggled to stay healthy during his time in New ...

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NFL News & Rumors: Wednesday 10/16

NFLTR NFL Team Cap Space Bills CEO Russ Brandon mentioned that rookie QB E.J. Manuel will “hopefully” be back in the “next month or so.” (BuffaloBills.com) WR Stevie Johnson is expected return for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. (ESPN.com) RB C.J. Spiller did not practice Wednesday. QB Thad Lewis reportedly couldn’t take a ...

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Cowboys Release DT Jay Ratliff

Update: Nick Eatman reports that the Cowboys have released DT Jay Ratliff. Dallas officially terminated Ratliff’s contract on Wednesday and placed him on the failed physical list from Reserve/PUP. Ratliff reportedly failed a physical, which ultimately led to his release. Ratliff, 32, signed a seven-year extension worth $48.625 million that included $18 million guaranteed ...

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Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer Suffers Setback To Knee

Ed Werder of ESPN reports that Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer has been limited in practice this week due to swelling in his knee following a surgical scope that he underwent close to a month ago. Spencer had the knee scoped performed during the first week of training camp and hasn’t ...

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Roster Cuts: Running List

49ers Waived/Released: QB Scott Tolzien, RB DJ Harper, OL Al Netter, LB Joe Holland and P Colton Schmidt, DL Lawrence Okoye, Lamar Divens. Reserve PUP List:  WR Michael Crabtree Reserve-Non-Football Injury List: DE Tank Carradine, DE Quinton Dial, OT Luke Marquardt and CB Eric Wright Bears Waived/Released: DE Kyle Moore,  S Tom ...

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Cowboys Place DT Jay Ratliff On PUP List

The Dallas Cowboys placed veteran DT Jay Ratliff on the reserve/PUP list Tuesday. There was hope that Ratliff would be able to return from a hamstring injury in time for the team’s Week 1 match up against the Giants, but that unfortunately wasn’t the case. Ratliff, 31, has been sitting out of ...

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Cowboys Sign OT Demetress Bell

The Dallas Cowboys have announced the signing of veteran OT Demetress Bell on Sunday. The Cowboys also signed QB Alex Tanney and WR Lavasier Tuinei and placed G Mackenzy Bernadeau and DT Jay Ratliff placed on active/physically unable to perform list. ———— Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports that a source has informed him that the ...

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Cowboys Notes: Jay Ratliff, Dan Connor, Orlando Scandrick

Update: Jay Ratliff Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Cowboys have restructured DT Jay Ratliff’s contract. Ratliff, 31, converted $3.66 million of his base salary to signing bonus. This will free up an additional $2.93 million in cap space. Ratliff has been mentioned as a potential release candidate in recent weeks, but ...

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Cowboys S Gerald Sensabaugh A Candidate For Release?

Nick Eatmon of DallasCowboys.com writes that Cowboys S Gerald Sensabaugh could be released due to their current cap issues. As of right now, the Cowboys are projected to be $20 million over the cap, so there’s no doubt that they’ll be forced to consider making some tough roster moves. Sensabaugh, ...

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Potential Roster Moves For The Cowboys

According to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com, the Cowboys will restructure cornerback Brandon Carr‘s contract. By agreeing to restructure his deal, Carr will save the Cowboys about $10.5 million towards their 2013 salary cap. Carr is due a fully guaranteed $14.3 million in base salary in 2013, along with a $2 ...

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Jay Ratliff A Potential Cap-Casualty?

Jean-Jacques Taylor of ESPN Dallas writes that the Cowboys could save $1 million in cap space by releasing DT Jay Ratliff before June 1. Taylor believes cutting ties with Ratliff for a mere $1 million in cap space would be a “dumb move.” He also adds that one of the reasons that the Cowboys are planning on ...

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Cowboys Hire Monte Kiffin As Defensive Coordinator

ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that the Dallas Cowboys have reached an agreement with Monte Kiffin to be their next defensive coordinator. Werder adds that the Cowboys will move to a 4-3 defensive front next season as a result of Kiffin being hired. The most interesting aspect of this move is related to players ...

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Cowboys NT Jay Ratliff Done For The Season

Jay Ratliff had surgery for a groin injury Thursday in Philly. His season is over and he’ll likely go to IR this week. — Nick Eatman (@nickeatman) December 13, 2012   —————– According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Cowboys NT Jay Ratliff is expected to miss 3-6 weeks following a sports hernia surgery that ...

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