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David Garrard to begin making visits, would consider Lions


With Shaun Hill and Drew Stanton receiving interest from the Rams and Jets, respectively, the Lions are currently without a backup quarterback for Matthew Stafford.

Free agent David Garrard could be an option. Garrard’s agent told’s Anwar Richardson that his client plans to start arranging free agent visits on Thursday, and the Lions are among the teams Garrard is considering.

“If the Lions are interested in David’s services, we will listen,” agent Al Irby said. “… Once Peyton [Manning] makes a decision, based on recent activity, David will be a hot quarterback.”

Garrard, who has started 76 career games, sat out all of last season while rehabbing a bad back. He declared himself 100 percent recovered in late February, and should resurface this year as one of the top backup quarterback candidates available on the free agent market.

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20 Responses to “David Garrard to begin making visits, would consider Lions”
  1. geezohman says: Mar 15, 2012 11:45 AM

    we’ll see what the doctors exam says…

  2. sadskinsfan89 says: Mar 15, 2012 11:47 AM

    come to dc and backup rg3

  3. rebel2650 says: Mar 15, 2012 11:47 AM

    Hope the Redskins show some interest in DG too! I like his ability to move around, and make things happen! Also, he would probably be good for RG3 to brainstorm with!

  4. ebeg420 says: Mar 15, 2012 11:51 AM

    He would start over RGIII

    RGIII is a BUST

  5. lolb23 says: Mar 15, 2012 11:54 AM

    He said he wants to play for the Lions, not the Skins. You guys really feel entitled to every single free agent, don’t you?

  6. blue22ro says: Mar 15, 2012 12:01 PM

    he should be starting in Jacksonville right now

  7. bearsrulepackdrool says: Mar 15, 2012 12:05 PM

    Why aren’t all these QB’s waiting to see where Peyton’s going? To see if a starting opportunity pops up. I don’t get it.

  8. anthonioustheprettygood says: Mar 15, 2012 12:07 PM

    Tiki’s agent said he would be interested in the Lions too. In fact, Tiki has listed his top 32 favorite teams he would play for

  9. phinfan says: Mar 15, 2012 12:10 PM

    This should be interesting.

  10. cowboyhater says: Mar 15, 2012 12:38 PM

    As for those fans around the league who continue to think skins fans feel entitled, you kiss my a**. Don’t hate because we have an owner willing to spend to have a successful franchise for his loyal fans. There have definitely been missteps/mistakes/mismanagement in the process which all of the skins fans are very aware of, but you can’t hate him for wanting to spend to make the skins a better football team. Any fan around the league would love an owner willing to spend to make his team successful.

  11. eaglesw00t says: Mar 15, 2012 12:45 PM

    Wasnt he complaining that he wanted to play somewhere? And not sit?

    You wont get to play in Detroit. Ever. Stafford is a tough kid, and wont miss many games.

  12. woodyg says: Mar 15, 2012 12:54 PM

    And so it begins for the Lions. Wth so much money tied up in Suh, Stafford & Johnon, they cannot afford to keep even one of their BU QBs. As a result, they have to be happy with a lesser quality player like Garrard. The Lions having to settle for lower-priced players will become the norm. Also, back to 6-10 records.

  13. John A. Hayner says: Mar 15, 2012 12:57 PM

    The lions should grab Kirk Cousins from MSU as their backup.

  14. jimmylions says: Mar 15, 2012 1:00 PM

    Knowing the Daniel Snyder, he’ll offer Garaud $60M guaranteed to be a back up in Washington! The way the skins overspend and get nothing in return fills my heart with joy!

    Eat the rich!

    A few months back, both Drew Stanton and Shaun King were saying they were happy to stay in Detroit as backups. I think they’ll both regret leaving if they go.

    I always thought Drew Stanton had the best job in the NFL. I wish I had his job. He gets paid a ton of money, works close to home, and doesn’t get hit (as long as the King and Stafford are healthy).

  15. maddenisfordorks says: Mar 15, 2012 1:05 PM

    He’d be a good back up.

  16. sadskinsfan89 says: Mar 15, 2012 1:34 PM

    good or bad I love all the skins talk.

  17. cowboyhater says: Mar 15, 2012 1:44 PM

    sadskinsfan89 says: Mar 15, 2012 1:34 PM

    good or bad I love all the skins talk.


    Me too! I find it kinda fun. If we can’t win a damn thing, at least everyone around the league still likes to discuss the skins.

  18. ramitbaby says: Mar 15, 2012 2:08 PM

    The Dolphins may finally find a qb who doesn’t reject them.

  19. themonster49 says: Mar 15, 2012 2:40 PM

    If the Lions are interested, then ok.

    If David Garrard is just saying he “would consider” the Lions if they called, then that guy is about to remind me of Donovan McNabb and his delusional awesomeness.

    Why wouldn’t a bottom 5 quarterback listen to offers from a top 5 team? I really, really hope the Lions did call, just so it turns out he doesn’t think he’s so good he can talk like that.

  20. iminra6 says: Mar 15, 2012 4:40 PM

    They sure could use you in Kansas City for the Chiefs. Hopefully due diligence can have you paying a visit to KC.

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