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Ratliff keeps making the rounds


As the Cowboys consider giving Jay Ratliff the Judge Wapner treatment, Ratliff remains on the lookout for a new job.

Adam Caplan reports that Ratliff has visited the Dolphins.  The Miami look-see comes after visits with the Bears and Chiefs.

In Miami and Kansas City, Ratliff would be playing in a 3-4 defense, something he did for his eight years in Dallas.  The Bears use a 4-3, the same front Dallas adopted as of 2-13 — and in which Cowboys owner Jerry Jones believed Ratliff would flourish.

While it appears that the Bears, Chiefs, and Dolphins are Ratliff’s primary options, what about the Bengals?  They just lost defensive tackle Geno Atkins for the rest of the season, and defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer served in that same job in Dallas for the first two years of Ratliff’s career.

While Zimmer, who prefers the 4-3, switched to the 3-4 once Bill Parcells arrived as head coach, Zimmer has direct experience with Ratliff.  Given the glaring need post-Geno, Zimmer’s failure to make a beeline for Ratliff becomes a red flag, in our view.

Other than the red flag that comes from, you know, the Cowboys’ belief that Ratliff pulled a Haynesworth on them.

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11 Responses to “Ratliff keeps making the rounds”
  1. bigbaldpapahawk says: Nov 2, 2013 9:45 AM

    Can he play offensive tackle? The Seahawks will take his call.

  2. paulsmith107 says: Nov 2, 2013 9:58 AM

    Please sign with Chicago so Dallas can cut you on every block when they face you.

  3. jax9113 says: Nov 2, 2013 10:11 AM

    The Dolphins play a 4-3, not a 3-4.

  4. cronybomb says: Nov 2, 2013 10:41 AM

    Sign with the Bears. It’ll help the Lions.

  5. tacowrecker says: Nov 2, 2013 10:41 AM

    Jay Ratliff attended the Albert Haynesworth Academy of Malingering and Goldbricking. He’s now officially a bag of garbage

  6. fiverings37 says: Nov 2, 2013 11:33 AM

    IF he signs with anyone, Dallas need to file a grievance with the N.F.L. for salary cap relief for next year. He could not pass the physical and was on he unable to perform list all season, and now all of a sudden , he gets released and is healthy enough to play??

  7. howiefeltersnatch says: Nov 2, 2013 11:43 AM

    His head has the same profile as a gorilla’s

  8. rationalitybias says: Nov 2, 2013 12:20 PM

    I’d rather the Bears just continue to get dominated between the tackles than signing Ratliff.

  9. backdapack4evr says: Nov 2, 2013 12:40 PM

    Sounds like a perfect fit for the jet circus!!

  10. cowboynation8 says: Nov 2, 2013 5:04 PM

    he better start making some change, coming for that signing bonus

  11. lscratchingthesurface says: Nov 3, 2013 5:52 AM

    I’m SO glad we (Chiefs) didn’t sign him!

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