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Report: Garrard will have back surgery

Well, the Raiders can cross David Garrard off the list of potential quarterbacks.

Actually, every team can cross Garrard off the list.

Jay Glazer of FOX reports that Garrard immediately needs surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back.

It’d be interesting to know whether the injury traces to the back injury that Garrard suffered during training camp.  If so, he possibly could file an injury grievance against the Jaguars for all or part of his $8 million salary.

As Ross Tucker of College Football Talk on VERSUS (5:00 p.m. ET) pointed out in the green room at the studio, it’d also be interesting to know whether Garrard signed the document standard verifying that he was healthy when released.  “My guess would be that he did,” Tucker said, “because if he didn’t we would have heard about that.”

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  1. edmazeing1 says: Oct 17, 2011 3:22 PM

    This guy is done,another blow to Raiders!!!

  2. clintonportisheadd says: Oct 17, 2011 3:23 PM

    Brett Favre in the silver and black? Who would bet against it?

  3. The Phantom Stranger says: Oct 17, 2011 3:23 PM

    Eleven minutes ago he was going to work out for Oakland. Now he’s having back surgery? Who am I supposed to believe?

  4. AlanSaysYo says: Oct 17, 2011 3:25 PM

    Probably hurt his back getting up to answer the phone. A man gets tight after those marathon Madden sessions.

  5. hairpie says: Oct 17, 2011 3:28 PM

    I know no one wants to play for the Raiders, but this seems excessive.

  6. steviekthr3e says: Oct 17, 2011 3:32 PM

    So lemme get this straight:
    Garrard gets cut. Campbell goes down. Raiders need QB. Raiders reach out to Garrard. Garrard is “open” to joining. Garrard needs back surgery.

    Sounds like Garrard just wanted to get rise outta teams “wanting/needing” him (OAK & MIA). Pretty synonomous to a high school girl.

    O well. Just lost a “filler”.

  7. p4hbiz says: Oct 17, 2011 3:33 PM

    That bites! Lets hope we can get C. Palmer.. If not we’re done for the 2011 season.. I wold send a 1st rounder for Palmer in a heart beat at this point.

  8. ar082 says: Oct 17, 2011 3:33 PM

    If that dumb old man in Cinni would just trade Palmer, this could all be over. And people had the nerve to talk about Al. This guy is so much worse. Love to know what he thinks he is gaining out of this??

  9. antalicus says: Oct 17, 2011 3:33 PM

    Jeff George will play…

  10. 4gone says: Oct 17, 2011 3:35 PM

    The Raiders have nothing to trade for legitimate help. Joe Webb???
    Trade your #1 for Matt Flynn?

  11. daysend564 says: Oct 17, 2011 3:39 PM

    Why wouldn’t he get the surgery done a month ago. Was he hoping that he’d get lucky and some team would sign him w/o a physical? The Dolphins were right, he doesn’t want to play this season.

  12. freedomispopular says: Oct 17, 2011 3:40 PM

    So that’s why he doesn’t wanna play? Why didn’t he just say that in the first place?

  13. 808raiderinparadise says: Oct 17, 2011 3:43 PM

    EXCUSE ME? Nobody wants the Raiders QB job? Well, they won’t get sacked, one of best protection lines in NFL, they have the #1 rushing game in the league. Talented pass-catchers that get wide-open looks in playaction game. 6’7 TE in Boss. Cross midfield and you get automatic 3 points. 4-2 record with many favorable games left and a bye week inbetween 2 easy games. A defense that is now becoming effective without AL with his hands all over it. A young, aggressive coach and 3 str8 home sell-outs. Yeah playoffs a lock and some people think no QB wants this job? Your crazy.

  14. darkerdaze says: Oct 17, 2011 3:43 PM

    hairpie says: Oct 17, 2011 3:28 PM

    I know no one wants to play for the Raiders, but this seems excessive.

    ————————–

    I know right? What QB sitting on the couch would want to make a few hundred thousand dollars and play for a team making a playoff run?? Keep hatin, hater!! 4-2 and still goin!!

  15. scoobyscraps says: Oct 17, 2011 3:46 PM

    Well, this explains why he has been sitting at home for so long. Teams had to have known something was up and took a pass on him.

    I’m with daysend564…why on earth would you wait until your hand is forced as opposed to being proactive with this injury?? Bit strange.
    That said, it sure would be nice if Mike Brown swallowed his pride, gently set his ridiculous ego to the side and traded Palmer to the Raiders…could be a win-win…but alas, Mike Brown fears success.

  16. dealer009 says: Oct 17, 2011 3:50 PM

    Was this injury revealed when he took a physical with a team that wanted to sign him?

  17. finsfan71 says: Oct 17, 2011 3:50 PM

    No wonder he wanted the Dolphins to guarantee his contract. The bum was gonna sign then stiff the team. Who the hell does he think he is, Bill Parcells?

  18. edgarprado says: Oct 17, 2011 3:54 PM

    Don’t forget Garrard works out and gets offer from Miami Dolphins but is insulted by the offer.

  19. nineroutsider says: Oct 17, 2011 3:55 PM

    Maybe the Bucs will part with Josh Johnson, but I doubt it. Otherwise to the Free Agent well you go and it looks dry. I can’t believe I am writing this, but Farve must be on their radar now as a serious candidate, load up Al’s private Jet and bring RUN DMC with you…

    I can hear Madden now running around the building telling everyone about the greatness of Brett Favre!

  20. jacksaysfu says: Oct 17, 2011 3:58 PM

    Hey Raiders fans, if Palmer don’t work out call Philly for Vince Young. He’s pretty much the same type of player that Campbell is.

  21. lance19 says: Oct 17, 2011 4:04 PM

    You know it’s been a long, sad, dry
    spell in Oakland, when 4 wins is called

    “…making a playoff run.”

  22. firedup1 says: Oct 17, 2011 4:04 PM

    I do not know why Raider gas consider this weekends game against KC as an easy win. You barely beat the Browns at home. KC coming in off a buy week should be more healthy and ready…..we will see.

  23. dasmol says: Oct 17, 2011 4:08 PM

    Why would Brown and the Bengals trade a QB to a fellow AFC team that’s also hopeful of making the playoffs?

  24. blahblahblah333 says: Oct 17, 2011 4:08 PM

    Tiki is flabbergasted.

  25. jetsetfred says: Oct 17, 2011 4:10 PM

    I wish Al Davis was still alive so we can ship Matt Leinhart to the Raiders for a 1st round pick…

  26. Deb says: Oct 17, 2011 4:21 PM

    Must be more to this story. He wouldn’t have signed off on being healthy when released from the Jags if he knew about the herniated disc at the time. But a herniated disc is painful–how could he not have known? And if he didn’t suffer the injury during camp, when did it happen? Five minutes ago, he was putting himself out there as a potential QB for the Raiders. What–did he slip in the shower this morning?

  27. daysend564 says: Oct 17, 2011 4:25 PM

    Oh the old days when we could just have the available QBs line up next to each other and have a 40 yard dash. The one with the fastest time would be signed as the starter.

  28. ffjesus says: Oct 17, 2011 4:26 PM

    David takes his buldging disc and goes home…

  29. daysend564 says: Oct 17, 2011 4:27 PM

    I stand corrected, that was the style for every other position on the team. For QB, they would line up to see who could throw the ball the furthest. Palmer would have never been a consideration.

  30. edgarprado says: Oct 17, 2011 4:28 PM

    Isn’t JaMarcus looking for a gig?

  31. cannonballdookie says: Oct 17, 2011 4:29 PM

    Garrard’s whole process this year made no sense.

  32. getyourownname says: Oct 17, 2011 4:30 PM

    Interesting thought about Palmer.

    So, exactly how many draft choices does Oakland still have in 2012 and 2013?

  33. kevin3142 says: Oct 17, 2011 4:32 PM

    Come on Raiders…. give us (Cinci) some number one draft pics for 2013!

    I hope Brown doesn’t do like he did with Ochostinko. Passed up some number one pics from Washington so he could take next to nothing from NE 2 years later. Great business man…. he needs to learn to sell when the price is high!

  34. chowface86 says: Oct 17, 2011 4:33 PM

    Brett Favre just got a voicemail.

  35. kevin3142 says: Oct 17, 2011 4:47 PM

    @Dasmol….. “why would they trade someone to the AFC?”

    Dumbest question I’ve seen in awhile. Why wouldn’t they? Why would they only look to half the league for a trade? Teams occasionally will trade inside the division.

  36. needateam says: Oct 17, 2011 4:50 PM

    COME ON! Give Colt Brennan a REAL chance. At least he has had some NFL experience, although very limited. And he has much better stats than the new rookie did when in college. COME ON! CALL HIM! I bet he would be pretty cheap…

  37. raideralex99 says: Oct 17, 2011 4:55 PM

    Great news for the Raiders … the last thing they need is another lazy QB who can’t learn the playbook in a year.

  38. phinfan says: Oct 17, 2011 5:23 PM

    We’ll trade you Matt Moore for a 1st (lol) -fins

  39. clw1334 says: Oct 17, 2011 5:43 PM

    Herniated disks often heal themselves. The first line treatment is to rest and wait about 6 weeks. Only after that do you consider any more invasive procedures. Back surgery obviously has a lot of consequences, I’d want to try to avoid it as well.

  40. bobfultz says: Oct 17, 2011 5:46 PM

    The Phins may have just dodged a bullet.

  41. goatcheez says: Oct 17, 2011 5:51 PM

    I honestly think he injured it during the lockout. Didn’t he miss the Jags preseason opener because of his back? He didn’t practice a lot either during training camp. When I did see him play he was way off with his velocity and accuracy.

    Between this and MSW I guess the Jags weren’t insane after all.

  42. nationalmediacansuckit says: Oct 17, 2011 6:10 PM

    Some of you same people were on here critisizing the Jags when they cut him. Even Jags fans knew he didnt look right, but that wasnt good enough. Now everyone is writing “he’s done”. Obviously the organization knows know more about their players than you 9 to 5-vers. What a bunch of simpletons on here.

  43. emma333 says: Oct 17, 2011 6:26 PM

    It was SO obvious during the preseason that David was not ok. He even sat out of one game due to back problems. But when the team cut him, all we heard was “what a joke, classless, just trying to save money..move to LA”. Granted the Jags are not doing well, but those that think not letting Gabbert get his chance now– would be mistaken.

  44. huejackson says: Oct 17, 2011 6:33 PM

    REPORT: RAIDERS INSIDER
    —————————————————-
    Here’s what happen:
    Raiders offered Garrard a deal, It was a 1 year deal for 8million and Garrard’s agent was going to have David sign it but David Garrard is a stand up guy and told the Raiders the truth about his back and the Raiders backed out..
    Now the Raiders are throwing lot’s of deals at the Bengals,Lombardi will tell you that The Bengals WILL NOT trade Palmer but remember Raiders hate Lombardi and part of any Raider deal is Absolutely nobody can talk to Lombardi or Schefter..
    Bengals are Listening contrary of what Lombardi says and the Raiders will offer a 2nd round pick in 2013 drafts well as another late pick in this years draft.
    So there is communication between Mike Brown and the Raiders..
    This is from a reliable source, the only reliable source when it comes tot he Raiders.
    If Raiders can’t get Palmer they will at least throw a low offer to The Broncos for Orton to see if they bite if not expect Trent Edwards to be the next Raider starter after the Chiefs game

  45. seytonmanning says: Oct 17, 2011 6:44 PM

    p4hbiz says:

    I would send a 1st rounder for Palmer in a heart beat at this point.

    So would al Davis

    Oh you said IN a heartbeat.I thought you said FOR a heartbeat sorry

  46. bwisnasky says: Oct 17, 2011 7:05 PM

    firedup1 says:
    Oct 17, 2011 4:04 PM
    I do not know why Raider gas consider this weekends game against KC as an easy win. You barely beat the Browns at home. KC coming in off a buy week should be more healthy and ready…..we will see.

    ———————————————-

    Because the Chiefs have beaten 2 teams who’s combined record is 1-11…. and had to come from behind in both cases to do so…. I’m not guaranteeing a win, but for Chief fans who think that they have miraculously cured all their ills by beating two of the worst teams in the league, they are just as delusional as Raider fans who are talking playoffs already.

    —————————————

    ….If Raiders can’t get Palmer they will at least throw a low offer to The Broncos for Orton to see if they bite if not expect Trent Edwards to be the next Raider starter after the Chiefs game……

    This entire argument makes no sense.. If the Raiders had wanted the possibility of Edwards being the starter, they would have kept him over Boller. Fact of the matter is Edwards doesn’t want to come back to Oakland, but even if he does, he’s the 2nd stringer… IF he comes back, the Raiders have resigned themselves to Boller as the starter.

    Thi

  47. richm2256 says: Oct 17, 2011 9:52 PM

    huejackson says:
    Here’s what happen:
    Raiders offered Garrard a deal, It was a 1 year deal for 8million and Garrard’s agent was going to have David sign it but David Garrard is a stand up guy and told the Raiders the truth about his back and the Raiders backed out.
    ———————————————————
    You are one of the worst posters outside of a Jets fan.

    Do you REALLY think the Raiders wouldn’t have discovered a bulging disc on a physical???

    Yeah, Garrard was a “stand up guy” …… except he didn’t mention any bad disc to the Dolphins, did he?!!!

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