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There's "some interest" in Garcia

With Tom Brady being backed up by an undrafted rookie (Brian Hoyer . . . or is it Bobby Hoying . . . or is it Bobby Brady?) and a quarterback who was converted to a receiver and who’s now being converted back to a quarterback (Isaiah Stanback), and with the Panthers having a quarterback who might be in the midst of a full-blown case of Steve Blass disease (which would be fitting since he’s already had Tommy John surgery), there’s a need for a sound veteran presence in both places.

So how about Jeff Garcia?  Raiders coach Tom Cable said recently that Garcia was released because he asked to be.  Since Garcia hasn’t announced his retirement, we can only assume that he’d still like to play.

Unless he plans to return to the CFL, Garcia needs to find a team in the NFL that wants him.

Per a league source, there’s “some interest” in Garcia, but nothing substantive yet.

Garcia, as a vested veteran, would have been entitled to his full base salary if he were on a Week One roster and thereafter was cut.  As teams complete their first games of the season, they may sign vested veterans like Garcia with much lower exposure for termination pay, if the veteran gets a pink slip.
 
Our guess is that Garcia will wait to make a decision on his future until after all of the Week One games have ended.  If, after all, Pats quarterback Tom Brady is injured on Monday night against the Bills, Garcia’s leverage suddenly will spike.

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27 Responses to “There's "some interest" in Garcia”
  1. sim448 says: Sep 13, 2009 7:08 PM

    florio, did you go with jessica simpson to get the voodoo dolls, except yours was brady? i have never seen so many articles with “if brady gets hurt”. he missed last year. we get it. he has looked good in the preseason. before the injury, he had the longest streak other that peyton manning and favre, sooooo, when you look at the odds, odds are he takes every snap, throws 40 td’s and last year was a fluke, like it was. enough already. i mean come on, you made your super bowl pick, say that “barring injuries”, and you say you wont take NE due to a possible brady injury? it seems like your wishing an injury so you have something to talk about……

  2. HarrisonHits says: Sep 13, 2009 7:11 PM

    Don’t think Garcia is a good match for the Pats, I’d rather have Hoyer out there at this point.

  3. Bigbluefan says: Sep 13, 2009 7:13 PM

    Dont forget washington

  4. JohnnyH says: Sep 13, 2009 7:14 PM

    I think The Eagles should drop Kolb (and someone else) and sign both Feeley and Garcia. I’m just sayin…

  5. Eddie Drycleaner says: Sep 13, 2009 7:19 PM

    Niners should bring him back. Great D. I’m humbled. QB Shaun Hill is insufficient though.
    Garcia is the kind of tough QB who would thrive with Singletary. Timeout to talk to his defenders? That’s FOOTBALL baby.
    Cards will still win the division, but the Niners are a year away. Maybe this year if they go after Garcia.

  6. Bwa Ha Ha says: Sep 13, 2009 7:23 PM

    Eagles, as much as I hate the idea, the guy is better than Kolb, better than Feeley

  7. SuperNintendoChalmers says: Sep 13, 2009 7:31 PM

    Philadelphia would make an intriguing choice, but I don’t think Garcia would sign there because he is looking to start full time and Mcnabb’s injury isn’t serious enough to sideline him for the entire season.
    There’s no way Philadelphia drops Kolb because it is a contract year for McNabb and the front office wants an option in case they decide not to re-sign McNabb. Also, the front office has not written off Kolb yet the way many of the more casual fans.

  8. BleedGreen says: Sep 13, 2009 7:39 PM

    It is NOT a contract year for McNabb. He just signed a new deal until 2012 I believe. Philly would be a good spot for him… again. Everyone here loved him. Kolb needs to go. He’s had opportunities to show what he can do, and what he can do is nothing. He couldn’t even throw a proper swing pass or a dump off today.
    Bring back Jeff, or AJ Feeley in Philly.

  9. JP says: Sep 13, 2009 7:41 PM

    “…but I don’t think Garcia would sign there because he is looking to start full time…”
    Um…sorry, I don’t think there is a snowball’s chance in heaven that Garcia is going to be the starter anywhere this year–barring a starting QB going down with a major injury.
    So unless he plans on sitting and home and not collecting any paycheck at all (and hoping some stud QB somewhere gets hurt), his only option if he wants to be in the NFL is to be a backup.

  10. BigMikey says: Sep 13, 2009 7:41 PM

    Make the call, Marty Hurney. Do it now.

  11. swervinmervin says: Sep 13, 2009 7:43 PM

    Florio,
    Of topic, but….
    Davis destroyed you and Lombardi’s rumor websites during his press conference the other night. He didnt mention you guys by name but Jerry McDonald and others report that they were pretty sure it was. Davis was right too. You guys (along with most of the media) totally botched that story. And then didnt admit that you screwed up when we found out the truth. (you called Cable a liar for saying he simply spoke to Seymour)
    He also destroyed Rodney “HGH” Harrison. Saying Harrison was bitter because he begged to be a Raider several years ago and Davis declined (implying that he declined due to HArrison’s drug using).
    Looking for a response from you on this issue Florio. Im sure Harrison will respond at some point on the NBC show tonight.

  12. EnforcerSU says: Sep 13, 2009 7:47 PM

    The Iggles should cut Kobb and sign Garcia immediately.

  13. SuperNintendoChalmers says: Sep 13, 2009 7:47 PM

    I completely forgot about McNabb’s extension, my fault. Still my point remains. Garcia asked to be released from Oakland because Jamarcus is the starter and Garcia would not have an opportunity to start. I’d love to see Garcia play for the Eagles again, but if he is looking to start long term, it will not be a good fit.

  14. BorisBulldog says: Sep 13, 2009 7:55 PM

    Oh, Oh, Jeff?
    Please don’t go to CAR, I want to see them finish 0-16 with Craphomme at QB!

  15. dahawkster813 says: Sep 13, 2009 8:08 PM

    i cant believe this news made nbc when bob costas said check profootball.com on t.v., did they even check this rumor? because it doesnt have one legitimate team or 1 legitimate offer. haha unbelievable

  16. Franchise says: Sep 13, 2009 8:29 PM

    Its a safety issue with having a quality backup QB. There are some teams with very good backups, and some with nothing.
    The Pats are screwed if Brady goes down (sorry Pats fans, you dont have a Cinderella Cassell anymore). Brady is still limping around a bit with the knee, and the shoulder injury doesnt help either.
    I would be intrigued to see him in Carolina, and I could also see him somewhere like Green Bay (who has NOBODY behind Rodgers) or even Denver.
    He will find a home by week 3.

  17. Chargers-Superhero says: Sep 13, 2009 8:54 PM

    CAROLINA need a QB, bad !!! 5 INT’s in the playoff loss last year, and another 4 INT’s on opening day for Delohome??? Garcia could start next week on Carolina.

  18. ktrimbach says: Sep 13, 2009 10:13 PM

    Uh… Eagles fans. Don’t you remember. You HAVE another QB. Returning week 3. Name Micheal Vick.
    Sheez.

  19. Darth Ringo says: Sep 14, 2009 1:00 AM

    Garcia in New England would be interesting, because he guns for the top job wherever he’s been.
    That’s a tribute to his competitive nature. But unseating Tom Brady isn’t going to happen. Brady pulled the sword from the stone. He’s the Man and he can play he will, period.
    I could actually see Garcia turning down an offer from New England (if he got one) because he knows he wouldn’t start.

  20. steeler-hater says: Sep 14, 2009 1:28 AM

    If Brady gets injured again, it won’t matter who they get to be their QB.
    The Patsys would be finished for the year… just like last year.

  21. steeler-hater says: Sep 14, 2009 1:35 AM

    Let’s see who goes after Garcia first, the Panthers or the Patsys…

  22. mwcarolina says: Sep 14, 2009 9:29 AM

    I want to see them finish 0-16 with Craphomme at QB
    who wants a team to go 0-16?? not me, anyway if i was Garcia i would call the panthers and if i were John Fox i would buy Garcia dinner just to start next week, Delhomme needs to leave.

  23. SkinsFanInNebraska says: Sep 14, 2009 9:46 AM

    Redskins might need a veteran starter next year after Campbell is gone (assuming he doesn’t improve on his fumbling, bumbling performance in NY yesterday.)

  24. rusH1023 says: Sep 14, 2009 10:52 AM

    Franchise says:
    The Pats are screwed if Brady goes down (sorry Pats fans, you dont have a Cinderella Cassell anymore). Brady is still limping around a bit with the knee, and the shoulder injury doesnt help either.
    The Pats are screwed if Brady goes down (sorry Pats fans, you dont have a Cinderella Cassell anymore).
    True. Maybe.
    Brady is still limping around a bit with the knee, and the shoulder injury doesnt help either.
    What? There has been a collective watch on that knee and NO ONE has seen a limp. Also, it’s the first time he’s been off the injury report for a shoulder in 5 years. WTF are you watching?

  25. Rafterman says: Sep 14, 2009 2:17 PM

    It’s not a question of if Brady goes down, but when.
    The Giants gave the league the blueprint on stopping the Pats, go after Brady with everything you’ve got.
    No way he survives the season, in fact, he may not survive tonight.

  26. Florio Borio says: Sep 14, 2009 6:02 PM

    sim448 says:
    September 13, 2009 7:08 PM
    florio, did you go with jessica simpson to get the voodoo dolls, except yours was brady? i have never seen so many articles with “if brady gets hurt”. he missed last year. we get it. he has looked good in the preseason. before the injury, he had the longest streak other that peyton manning and favre, sooooo, when you look at the odds, odds are he takes every snap, throws 40 td’s and last year was a fluke, like it was. enough already. i mean come on, you made your super bowl pick, say that “barring injuries”, and you say you wont take NE due to a possible brady injury? it seems like your wishing an injury so you have something to talk about……
    ____________
    WAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
    STFU, Pats fan LOSER.

  27. Florio Borio says: Sep 14, 2009 6:11 PM

    rusH1023 says:
    September 14, 2009 10:52 AM
    Franchise says:
    The Pats are screwed if Brady goes down (sorry Pats fans, you dont have a Cinderella Cassell anymore). Brady is still limping around a bit with the knee, and the shoulder injury doesnt help either.
    The Pats are screwed if Brady goes down (sorry Pats fans, you dont have a Cinderella Cassell anymore).
    True. Maybe.
    Brady is still limping around a bit with the knee, and the shoulder injury doesnt help either.
    What? There has been a collective watch on that knee and NO ONE has seen a limp. Also, it’s the first time he’s been off the injury report for a shoulder in 5 years. WTF are you watching?
    __________
    NOT on the injury report? Then his shoulder IS injured for certain (since Belichick has already proven that he will lie, cheat and steal anything to try and gain an advantage…once a cheater, always a cheater). And don’t whine about my use of the word “cheater”, because he was CAUGHT and is now and forever more a CONFIRMED CHEATER.

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