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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Updated: March 6, 11:01 AM ET
Jeremiah Ratliff agrees with Bears

By Michael C. Wright
ESPN.com

The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff on a two-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.

Ratliff started four of five games played after signing with the team in November, producing 14.5 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a tackle for a loss.

Over nine years with Dallas (2005-12) and Chicago, Ratliff, a four-time Pro Bowler (2008-2011) started 89 of 109 games, recording 331.5 tackles, including 28.5 sacks and 26 tackles for lost yardage. He also has 13 fumble recoveries and five forced fumbles.

A former Cowboys 2005 seventh-round draft pick (224th overall), Ratliff has appeared in at least 15 games in six (2006-11) of his nine NFL seasons, starting all 16 in four of those seasons.

The Bears have now signed 10 players set to hit unrestricted free agency on March 11, a number that registers as the most of any team in the NFL.