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There was some speculation that David Garrard could be the
New York Jets starting quarterback to open the regular season, as the team
develops Geno Smith and rumors of Mark Sanchez’s trade/release swirled.
However, Garrard ended that discussion yesterday, announcing his retirement
from the NFL.
Garrard told NFL.com’s Adam Schein that his knee won’t allow
him to continue his playing career.
Text from Garrard: "Having to call it quits. My knee is not holding up. Continuing to swell after practices. Limiting what I can do."
— Adam Schein (@AdamSchein) May 15, 2013
Garrard has dealt with knee issues throughout his career,
and he underwent season-ending knee surgery during training camp last year. The
veteran hasn’t taken a snap in the NFL since 2010.
Without Garrard, it seems unlikely that the Jets will be
able to part ways with Sanchez, as they need a veteran presence to pair with
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