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David Garrard out after knee injury

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The Miami Dolphins’ quarterback competition has reportedly undergone a significant shakeup.

David Garrard, who’s currently listed as the No. 1 quarterback on Miami’s depth chart, recently underwent knee surgery, according to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times. That comes as a total surprise, and apparently surprises the media that covers the Dolphins every day. Miami Herald Dolphins beat writer Adam Beasley wrote on Twitter that Garrard didn’t miss any practices that have been open to the public.

According to Jensen, the surgery was minor — but significant enough to sideline Garrard for long enough that either Matt Moore or Ryan Tannehill is likely to start the regular season.

That’s a major blow for Garrard, and it’s the second consecutive year that Garrard has been dealt a major blow late in the offseason: Last year Garrard went through training camp as the preseason as the Jaguars’ starter, only to be cut just before the start of the regular season. Garrard ended up having back surgery and not signing with any other team until joining the Dolphins this year.

Now Garrard’s status is unclear for the start of the regular season, and so is the status of the quarterback position in Miami.

UPDATE 5:00 p.m. ET:  A league source tells PFT that Garrard will be out for “a while.”

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38 Responses to “David Garrard out after knee injury”
  1. northeastkiller says: Aug 10, 2012 4:53 PM

    Liev Schreiber currently racing down to HBO’s voiceover department to record new narration for Hard Knocks.

  2. sourwine15 says: Aug 10, 2012 4:57 PM

    Well, this sucks. David always carried himself with class during his time here in Jacksonville and I hope he gets a 2nd chance with the Dolphins and they don’t just cut and run.

  3. nfl fan says: Aug 10, 2012 5:01 PM

    Is this guy ever healthy?

  4. bchapman2011 says: Aug 10, 2012 5:06 PM

    Miami needs to cut this guy now and save the 2.5 million. He was looking solid in camp but his body just can’t hold up. It is funny because Miami beat writers were comparing his play this preseason to Chad Pennington. It is fitting because Garrard gets hurt as often as Chad.

  5. ebr362 says: Aug 10, 2012 5:07 PM

    Can we please catch a freaking break!

  6. rgboogie says: Aug 10, 2012 5:08 PM

    So Matt Moore gets to start after all like he should have.

  7. hrudey says: Aug 10, 2012 5:08 PM

    That’s awful. Coming from a Jaguars fan, I hope the Dolphins handle this better than the Jags did last offseason. On the bright side, since he’s definitely injured, unless it’s a non-football injury, they can’t cut him and not pay him.

  8. jc327 says: Aug 10, 2012 5:09 PM

    Garrard was looking really good in camp too… looks like the future is now.

  9. cardiovascularendurance says: Aug 10, 2012 5:09 PM

    That sucks for Garrard, but man it was shocking when they penciled him in as the starter for tonight’s game over Moore. I thought Moore had done enough to keep that spot for at least the first preseason game. Now it’s up to the rookie to try to supplant him…

  10. toekramp says: Aug 10, 2012 5:12 PM

    Stop wakeboarding!

  11. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Aug 10, 2012 5:13 PM

    And so it begins.

  12. scoobaj says: Aug 10, 2012 5:18 PM

    Moore was good enough last year to deserve a starting role, it’s not his fault the team around him was garbage. It’s not always the QB’s fault

  13. chazzmon says: Aug 10, 2012 5:19 PM

    Maybe this is the sign to see what they got with Tannehill. They’ve already seen Moore.

  14. ripster65 says: Aug 10, 2012 5:21 PM

    There! That solves that.

  15. pacodawg says: Aug 10, 2012 5:21 PM

    There goes the super bowl!

  16. electionconfidential says: Aug 10, 2012 5:21 PM

    More screen time for Lauren Tannehill?

  17. ProDolphinsTalk says: Aug 10, 2012 5:24 PM

    Start Tannehill. The future is now.

    GO DOLPHINS!

  18. hulkhogansays says: Aug 10, 2012 5:24 PM

    Colt McCoy is hoping he has the same luck brother.

  19. digirootune says: Aug 10, 2012 5:24 PM

    Matt Moore just gave himself a facial.

  20. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 10, 2012 5:27 PM

    i dont understand why the dolphins dont just start moore in the first place, then when the season looks gloom, then start tannehill, and thats that!!

  21. phinsfan4life says: Aug 10, 2012 5:34 PM

    Dump Garrard and sign McNabb at least he’s done something

  22. upperdecker19 says: Aug 10, 2012 5:36 PM

    Donovan McFlabb holding on line 2

  23. therillest says: Aug 10, 2012 5:48 PM

    Very bizarre….

  24. ubepunkedagain says: Aug 10, 2012 5:59 PM

    Seneca Wallace to the Phins I hear for a 6th..

  25. skoobyfl says: Aug 10, 2012 6:05 PM

    Culpepper is looking for work I hear.

  26. drunkenagitator says: Aug 10, 2012 6:06 PM

    Moore did a fine job last season and there’s no reason to suspect he won’t do the same this year. Garrard is finished, signing him was a waste of time.

  27. kylexitron says: Aug 10, 2012 6:16 PM

    I predict Tarvaris Jackson to miami for a 5th round draft pick.

  28. jeffcor7 says: Aug 10, 2012 6:18 PM

    Matt Moore deserved to start this season. It is a shame to see anyone go down due to injury and I wish Garrard a speedy recovery but Miami will ultimately be pleased with Moore’s work this season.

  29. johnnyjagfan says: Aug 10, 2012 6:22 PM

    He’ll be back. It’s Moore’s to lose, though.

  30. rg3enoughsaid says: Aug 10, 2012 6:31 PM

    I guess all that intense gum chewing you did, when you found out you were the #2 QB, was for nothing, huh Matt Moore?

  31. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 10, 2012 6:36 PM

    Well at least sitting in a chair with a leg straight out in front resting on a stool, is good for the back.

  32. orthomarine says: Aug 10, 2012 6:51 PM

    Cut him; save the $

  33. larrybrown43 says: Aug 10, 2012 7:09 PM

    I heard him on Cowheard a day or two ago. Sounds like a really classy guy who could do anything he’d want to in life while raising the energy of the people around him.

  34. promickey says: Aug 10, 2012 7:10 PM

    Wow! Dolphin fans are now paused for Mr. expendable Matt Moore who was characterized as such by a local South Florida newspaper reporter. He was the 12th rated passer in the NFL last season and should be given the opportunity to lose his job on the field. Which could happen as Ryan Tannehill has looked like the real deal in training camp.

  35. cliffordc05 says: Aug 10, 2012 7:13 PM

    Terrible news for Garrard. Now we see why Miami felt the need for two veterans in addition to Tannehill.

  36. nepawiseguys says: Aug 10, 2012 10:45 PM

    WTF is the matter cant i express my thoughts on here so i can let some really off the wall fans get some Fng knownlodge is this CL?

  37. htowntexan says: Aug 11, 2012 10:23 AM

    Farve

  38. mag0503 says: Aug 16, 2012 12:40 PM

    I have followed Dave his whole career and have had the privellage of speaking with him numerous times in Greenville when we were both Pirates. Not only is he a great guy he’s a work horse. Everybody and everything in life hits rough patches and tough luck from time to time. Once he’s back he will be Miami’s go to guy. If the Dolphins are foolish enough to cut him someone else will pick him up. He is someone you want in your arsenal because he’s a true threat on the other guys roster. Miami capitalized on Jacksonville’s poor judgement and they need to see their luck and investment through. They won’t be sorry!

    David wish you all the best buddy. Go Porates!

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