Defensive tackle Jay Ratliff, who was released by the Cowboys last week, has been medically cleared to return to action, according to his agent.
Agent Mark Slough sent a letter to 31 NFL teams, advising them of Ratliff's availability. Slough said in the letter than Dr. William Meyers, who performed sports hernia surgery on Ratliff in December, cleared Ratliff to play Wednesday after an examination in Philadelphia.
"Jay will now continue his individual workouts in Dallas and work hard to regain further strength and improve his conditioning," Slough said in his letter to front-office executives. "His goal is to be ready to [work out] for clubs in a couple of weeks. He currently weighs 304 [pounds] and is in very good shape ... just needs to take his workouts up a notch."
Ratliff, 32, played in only six games last season because of injuries, but he is a four-time Pro Bowler.
-- Charean Williams