David Garrard says he’s getting released

AP

Quarterback David Garrard returned to practice for the Dolphins on Monday for the first time since having arthroscopic surgery on his knee.

The team must not have liked what they saw all that much, because Garrard told Jay Glazer of FOX Sports that he’ll be getting released on Tuesday. Garrard admitted after the practice that he wasn’t all the way recovered from the operation.

“They didn’t want me to, and I didn’t feel like I was quite ready to move with guys flying around me,” Garrard said, via the Miami Herald. “But I feel good. I know I’m not quite exactly where I want to be, but it felt good just being back out there, realizing I can still drop and do all of those things.”

The news doesn’t really qualify as a major surprise. It’s not even as big of a surprise as the Dolphins keeping four quarterbacks on their 53-man roster in the first place. If Garrard and Matt Moore were both on the roster in Week One, their entire salaries would be guaranteed and that’s not the best way to allocate funds or roster spots.

Speaking of roster spots, there’s no word on how the Dolphins plan to fill the one vacated by Garrard. As soon as we know, we’ll pass the information along to the rest of PFT Planet.