When asked by NFL Media about the Sun-Times' report, a Bears spokesman referred to their comment in their release on the Ratliff news.
"We felt moving forward without Jeremiah was in the best interest of our team," Pace said. "We appreciate his contributions and wish him well. We are also excited to be able to add Ziggy Hood to our roster."
The 34-year-old started the past two games after serving a three-game suspension to open the season.