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DT Jay Ratliff Medically Cleared To Play

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A week after being released by the Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff has been cleared to resume football activities. Photo by Rob Tringali/SportsChrome/Getty Images
A week after being released by the Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff has been cleared to resume football activities. Photo by Rob Tringali/SportsChrome/Getty Images

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweeted Wednesday that free agent DT Jay Ratliff met with Dr. William Myers in Philadelphia and was cleared to resume football activity.

The Dallas Cowboys released Ratliff last week. Ed Werder reported on Twitter and ESPN.com that Ratliff may have flat-out refused to play for Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones leading to his release.

The now 32-year old defensive tackle signed a seven-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys in 2011, which included $18 million guaranteed. Since 2011, he has registered just two sacks across 22 games. He missed 10 games in 2012 (and hadn’t played this season while recovering from sports hernia surgery) after playing in all 16 games in each of the previous four seasons.

Ratliff has reportedly drawn interest from as many as six teams from around the league, and he will look to conduct on field workouts starting in a couple of weeks.