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December 08, 2013

Bears coach says Marty B, Ratliff have been great personality fits in the locker room

Bears coach Marc Trestman said former Cowboys Martellus Bennett and Jay Ratliff have been great fits in the locker room.

Of Bennett, Trestman said, “He’s been awesome. He’s tremendously professional in the meeting rooms. As I told people, I get a lot of questions about Martellus; he’s a unique personality. But in the meeting rooms, he’s extremely professional. He takes meticulous notes. He asks great questions. He’s one of our hardest-working players on the field, and he’s really been a great teammate to the guys in our locker room.”

Bennett is on track for career highs in catches, yards and touchdowns, and he’s already coming off career highs in all three areas last year with the New York Giants. He has 48 catches for 545 yards and five touchdowns going into Monday night’s game against the Cowboys.

Ratliff will be playing his second game for the Bears on Monday night.

“I don’t know Jeremiah as well as I know Martellus, but in the weeks that he’s been here, he worked very, very hard to get ready and to get himself back on the field,” Trestman said. “His personality has been a great fit for our locker room. While he wasn’t playing, he was with the guys. He was helping them out, coaching our younger guys. I think he’s been a great fit as a personality for our locker room. We see him as just being a great person.”

-- Carlos Mendez

Twitter @calexmendez

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