Johnny Jolly reinstated by the NFL after serving jail time

AP

Whether anyone wants to hire a 30-year-old defensive tackle who hasn’t played since 2009 remains to be seen.

But Johnny Jolly now has the ability to look for a chance.

According to Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the former Packer was reinstated by the NFL, effective Monday.

Jolly was suspended indefinitely in 2010, and served six months after a string of arrests for illegal possession of codeine.

He applied for reinstatement in June, and will now be given a chance to look for work.

Even if he doesn’t find anyone willing, the good news is that he’s gotten his life turned around to the point where a comeback is something that can be discussed.