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.