Report: Jay Ratliff exploring a 2013 return


Defensive tackle Jay Ratliff’s season may not be over after all.

Ed Werder of ESPN reports that Ratliff is in Philadelphia to be evaluated by Dr. William Myers to see if he can try out for teams interested in signing him this season. Per Werder, six teams have contacted Ratliff about a possible return and Ratliff believes others will be interested if Myers gives him a clean bill of health.

It’s a surprising turn of events because Ratliff’s agent Mark Slough said at the time of his release that the injury Ratliff suffered last December was serious enough that the Cowboys knew he might miss close to a year before he’d be able to return. Slough also said that Ratliff intended to play in 2014, suggesting that a return this year was not in the cards.

And it might not be, but the interest of other teams is reportedly enough to have him get another opinion before deciding for sure.