Bengals place DT Sims on IR, sign CB Ratliff

Posted Jan. 04, 2010 @ 7:39 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Bengals placed DT Pat Sims on injured reserve Monday and signed CB Keiwan Ratliff, whom they drafted in 2004, to take his place on the roster.

Sims suffered a broken forearm in Sunday's loss to the Jets. The 6-2, 325-pound Sims played in all 16 games this season, starting eight, notching 34 tackles and a half a sack. While his loss hurts the Bengals' DT depth, the club could get a lift from the return of Domata Peko, who has missed the last five games with a knee injury.

Ratliff, who is in his sixth NFL season, could contribute in "sub" packages and on special teams. He played from 2004-06 and part of '07 with Cincinnati before being released. He has also played with Indianapolis and Pittsburgh.