Aug.1, 2012; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive end Jay Ratliff (90) during training camp. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins interested in Jay Ratliff

Earlier this season, the Miami Dolphins were bringing in free agent defensive linemen for a look to see whether they would be capable of helping their depth, but the team never found any impact players.

Now, there is a former Pro Bowler who is available and the reports state that the team is interested in bringing him on board.

From Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald:

We hear the Dolphins are among several teams that have called about four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jay Ratliff, who was released by Dallas and hasn’t played this season because of sports hernia surgery.

Ratliff, 32, hopes to meet with teams within a couple of weeks and the Dolphins are among teams that interest him. He hopes to play this season, but it’s not determined if he will. He has been cleared medically to resume football activities.

The Dolphins are deep at defensive tackle with Paul Soliai, Randy Starks and Jared Odrick, but Soliai and Starks are impending free agents and contract talks have gone nowhere.

The Dolphins started off the year hot but have been on a losing streak since, so if adding a guy like Ratliff could help boost the defense and breathe some life into the team it would be a move well worth the risk.

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