Washington Redskins defensive end Jarvis Jenkins announced on Twitter that he had been medically cleared to play.
"Officially was cleared earlier today to play ball again," Jenkins tweeted. "God is good now it's def time for football!!"
Selected with the 41st overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Clemson, the 6-foot-4, 310-pound Jenkins suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the Redskins' third preseason game and spent the entire season on injured reserve. After coming off the bench in the first two games of the preseason, Jenkins had started the game he was injured and had been pushing for a starting job when the regular season opened.
The Redskins begin their off-season workout program on Monday and Jenkins' ability to participate could allow him to push for a starting job this summer. Jenkins will be competing against the recently re-signed Adam Carriker for the starting job opposite Stephen Bowen.