The Chicago Bears agreed to a one-year deal with defensive lineman Jay Ratliff, ESPN reported Saturday.
Ratliff was released by the Dallas Cowboys two weeks ago after failing a physical.
Ratliff visited the Bears, Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins this week. He was also reportedly contacted by the Cincinnati Bengals hours after they lost defensive tackle Geno Atkins to a season-ending knee injury Thursday night.
Ratliff is reportedly two to four weeks away from being ready to play. He has been out for almost a year with a groin injury that led to sports hernia surgery in December. He also faces drunk driving charges stemming from an arrest six weeks after then-Cowboys backup Josh Brent's alcohol-related crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown Jr. Ratliff's trial is scheduled for February.
Ratliff faces his former team when the Bears play the Cowboys Dec. 9.