Originally written May 15, 2013 on Helmet2Helmet:
The Jets' quarterback depth chart just got a little thinner. Veteran signal-caller David Garrard told NFL.com's Adam Schein that he's retiring due to his surgically-repaired knee "not holding up." "Having to call it quits," Garrard wrote in a text to Schein. "My knee is not holding up. Continuing to swell after practices." NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the 35-year-old Garrard relayed to teammates that he's no longer in Gang Green's plans. A formal announcement is expected "maybe tomorrow or the next day." The Jets inked Garrard to a one-year contract in March, and the feeling was he'd have a legit chance to start this season. But his balky knee, which cost him the Dolphins' starting job in 2012, wouldn't allow it. Garrard finishes his 10-year career with 16,003 passing yards, 89 touchdowns, 54 interceptions. New York, meanwhile, is thrust into a bind, with only Mark Sanchez, Geno Smith, and Gr...
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