Found September 07, 2012 on Gridiron Grit:
The Miami Dolphins announced that they have terminated the contract of veteran quarterback David Garrard Tuesday. Despite having quarterback Matt Moore and prior to the drafting of rookie Ryan Tannehill, Garrard was believed to have had a legitimate shot of being the team’s starting field general at the start of the season when he signed on March 19. After undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery nearly a month ago, Garrard returned to the practice field for Miami on Monday. Since being a fourth-round selection (108th overall) by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2002 NFL Draft, David Garrard was considered a stand-by or a “you will do for now” type quarterback. In nine seasons, the 6-1, 239-pound quarterback has completed 1,406 of his 2,281 passes (61.6 completion percentage) for 16,003 yards with 89 touchdowns to 54 interceptions.  He’s also racked up 1,746 yards on 389 carries for 17 scores on the ground and has played in 86 games with 76 starts. Photo Credit: Garrard was...

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