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Report: David Garrard unlikely to make Dolphins roster


It looks like quarterback David Garrard’s days as a member of the Dolphins are coming to an end.

Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post reports that Garrard’s chances of making the Dolphins do not look good. Per Volin, Garrard has not been able to jog or put any real pressure on his knee since having surgery three weeks ago. Things around the Dolphins have changed quite a bit in those three weeks.

Garrard was at the top of the quarterback depth chart when he got hurt, but Ryan Tannehill now has that spot. Chad Johnson and Vontae Davis are both gone, leaving the Dolphins looking much more like a team with its eyes on 2013 than one that had a place for a 34-year-old quarterback who doesn’t have much chance of being back with the team beyond 2012.

The Dolphins could conceivably put Garrard on injured reserve, but an injury settlement seems much more likely. Coming off knee surgery and back surgery in 2011 won’t help Garrard land another job if he leaves Miami, although one never knows what will develop with some of the league’s dicier quarterbacking situations.

If Garrard goes, Pat Devlin will likely take the third quarterback job this season. Volin reports the team is working out quarterback Matt Blanchard, an undrafted rookie from Wisconsin-Whitewater recently dropped by the Bears, but Devlin has looked good enough to stick around this preseason.

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25 Responses to “Report: David Garrard unlikely to make Dolphins roster”
  1. underrated49ers says: Aug 30, 2012 2:55 PM

    “You can’t make the club in the tub.”

  2. medtxpack says: Aug 30, 2012 2:56 PM

    I guess I could see this coming. Im glad he was around for hard Knocks, his wfie is hot.

  3. benh999 says: Aug 30, 2012 2:58 PM

    Why would they pay him an injury settlement for an NFI?

  4. jaystus says: Aug 30, 2012 2:59 PM

    Duh, he got beat out by Gabbert last year.

  5. phinfan says: Aug 30, 2012 3:02 PM

    I’m puzzled… i really think they will trade Moore and cut Garrard. Why else would they have a QB in?

  6. rosstheboss18 says: Aug 30, 2012 3:07 PM


  7. cornersss says: Aug 30, 2012 3:11 PM

    I thought they were going to trade Moore also till his pick 6 last night killing any trade value he had from last years play

  8. FinFan68 says: Aug 30, 2012 3:15 PM

    Garrard was basically gone when he injured himself. Devlin will make the team. If they only go with two QBs Moore could be traded to a team worried about losing waiver wire roulette.

  9. rexranius says: Aug 30, 2012 3:18 PM

    The Dolphins fans are going to have a long season.

  10. orangebluedonkey says: Aug 30, 2012 3:21 PM

    He might want to call his Grandma

  11. genericcommenter says: Aug 30, 2012 3:23 PM

    Never thought I’d see Devlin make an NFL roster.

  12. golonger says: Aug 30, 2012 3:24 PM

    All these moves seemed to be aimed on ratings. What other reason can one find for all these crazy moves?Oh, that’s right, they are a bad organization. I have never seen so many idiot coaches on one team in all my life. Ireland is an idiot and the coach is clueless.

  13. jagsandliquor says: Aug 30, 2012 3:26 PM

    Lol just like last year

  14. bigvinnyinjax says: Aug 30, 2012 3:27 PM

    Garrard is a good guy who got a raw deal from my Jaguars. I wish him well in whatever he does, but it sounds like football is over

  15. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Aug 30, 2012 3:29 PM

    Anyone else think Matt Moore looks like Mrs. Brody from Homeland? Go ahead, google it.

    Disturbing, no?

  16. larrydavid7000 says: Aug 30, 2012 4:44 PM

    Here we go again. Ok lets take a poll which hard knocks team and management is so bad that we cant stop laughing. The jets of two years ago or the dolphins of this year. I have to give my vote to dolphins sorry jets.

  17. cantonbound13 says: Aug 30, 2012 4:54 PM

    Another long season ahead fins fans. We have dumb & dumber to thank for this mess (Ireland & Ross)

  18. fuddpucker says: Aug 30, 2012 5:05 PM

    This guy went from hero to zero in no time flat!!!

  19. m1000be says: Aug 30, 2012 5:29 PM

    If they sign Devlin and cut Moore, then you know they are tanking this season on purpose. No other way to explain why they are making the moves they are making.

  20. randomguy9999 says: Aug 30, 2012 5:58 PM

    Tannehill is not ready (actually he looked clueless on HK) and they have paper thin pass protection…. why start him in this scenario? what happens if he gets snapped in half 3 times in one game and gets seriously injured?

    start Moore and grow Tannehill into it….

  21. mittywalter says: Aug 30, 2012 6:17 PM

    Paging Ken Whisenhunt…

  22. EJ says: Aug 30, 2012 6:23 PM

    Thats too bad, Garrard seems like a great guy. He also looked good before he was injured, which makes this situation much worse. I’m guessing that this is the way that the Dolphins wanted it to go, Tannehill on top, ready to build the team around his strengths for the future. Either way, Garrard sure seemed ready to lead this Dolphins team, with or without any top receivers. Now we might be seeing the end of David Garrard’s career instead.

  23. dlh1970 says: Aug 30, 2012 7:56 PM

    Gotta feel bad for Garrad.

  24. ghjjf says: Aug 30, 2012 8:10 PM

    Garrard probably doesnt mind cause the dolphins are unlikely to win many games this season.

  25. bizzmoneyb says: Aug 31, 2012 10:20 AM

    gotta feel for Garrard. looked like he was making his way back to a starting job in the NFL then it all just goes away.

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