When the Bears cut defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff last week, they called the police over concerns about his reaction after a heated exchange with General Manager Ryan Pace. And the police weren’t the only people the Bears called.
According to the Dallas Morning News, the Bears notified the Cowboys of Ratliff’s release as a security precaution.
Although there was no specific threat against the Cowboys or any individual within the Cowboys organization, the Bears still thought the Cowboys needed to know that Ratliff, a former Cowboy, might be heading back to his home near the team’s facilities.
Ratliff also had a tumultuous tenure with the Cowboys. He once had a run-in with Jerry Jones in the locker room, and after Ratliff was cut by the Cowboys, Jones accused Ratliff of undermining the team and sought to force Ratliff to pay back some of the salary and signing bonus the Cowboys had paid him.
Ratliff has not spoken publicly since the Bears cut him. It is unclear whether he intends to continue his NFL career.