Bengals contacted Jay Ratliff

Updated: November 2, 2013, 1:13 PM ET
By Ed Werder | ESPN

In the hours immediately after losing defensive tackle Geno Atkins to a season-ending knee injury, the Cincinnati Bengals contacted former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff to determine his timetable for returning to the NFL, league sources told ESPN.

Ratliff visited the Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins this week and has not yet decided where to resume his career after the Cowboys released him two weeks ago, citing a failed physical.

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