Dolphins release QB David Garrard
The Miami Dolphins are prepared to release quarterback David Garrard, according to a text he sent to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer. This ends another attempt of Garrard's to break back into the starting quarterback role.
After an impressive 2010 campaign, when he led the Jaguars to a respectable 8-8 record, Garrard earned himself a spot in the Pro Bowl. Despite Garrard's 2010 efforts, the Jaguars drafted Blaine Gabbert with their first-round pick. Garrard's time in Jacksonville came to an end when he was released less than one week before the 2011 season.
The Dolphins, who named Ryan Tannehill the starting quarterback on August 20th, likely deemed Garrard and his $2.25 million salary, expendable. The 34-year old had just returned to practice on Monday after having arthroscopic surgery on his knee.