The Bears agreed to a deal with veteran defensive tackle Jay Ratliff last weekend, but they haven’t yet made his signing official.
They made a roster spot for him at least, by waiving defensive tackle Zach Minter, via the Chicago Tribune. The undrafted rookie only played in two games.
They also placed special teamer Joe Anderson on injured reserve with a groin injury, and may reach an injury settlement with him.
If they could get Ratliff onto the field soon, it would be a boost for a defense that hasn’t looked like itself since Henry Melton was lost for the season. But it’s unclear whether Ratliff is ready to roll.