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Report: Dolphins interested in Jay Ratliff

Jay Ratliff

Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff looks on during the Cowboys training camp, Monday, July 22, 2013, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)


Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff has been cleared to resume football activities and plans to begin working out for teams in a few weeks in hopes of finding a job this season.

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Miami Dolphins are expected to be one of the teams in pursuit of his services.

Ratliff had been dealing with the lingering effects of a sports hernia surgery last December and the Cowboys released him last week as it appeared he may not be able to play this season. Since then, Ratliff has been cleared to resume football activities and several teams appear interested in adding the four-time Pro Bowl selection.

Paul Soliai and Randy Starks are both scheduled to be free agents at the end of the season and Ratliff could give the Dolphins an additional option if he’s able to prove he can still play at a high level the remainder of the season.

Ratliff has compiled 228 tackles and 27 sacks in eight seasons with the Cowboys.