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Jets officially place David Garrard on retired list

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It has been two weeks since quarterback David Garrard announced that he was abandoning his effort to make the Jets because of a knee injury, but he remained on the team’s roster since the Jets hadn’t moved him to the Reserve/Retired list.

That changed on Thursday. The Jets announced that Garrard has been placed on the list. Based on the way Garrard was talking when he left the Jets and the fact that he has not played in an NFL game since the 2010 season, it’s a good bet that this isn’t going to be the kind of temporary retirement once favored by another quarterback who joined the Jets late in his career.

The Jets offered Garrard a coaching internship during training camp this summer, something that Garrard said he was considering. If he does come to camp with the team, he’ll likely be a sounding board for rookie Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez during their competition for the starting quarterback job.

Garrard’s roster spot will go to wide receiver Ben Obomanu, who signed a deal with the team. Obomanu was a member of the Seahawks from 2006 through last season, when he caught four passes in eight games. That makes him a familiar face to Jets General Manager John Idzik, who likely thinks Obomanu provides depth on offense and an experienced hand on special teams.

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5 Responses to “Jets officially place David Garrard on retired list”
  1. ampats says: May 30, 2013 10:09 AM

    The Jets also retired for the 2013 season.

  2. whatnojets says: May 30, 2013 10:29 AM

    Taking a swipe against Brett Farve?
    Not the smartest thing to do, Mr. Alper!

  3. floridaslonechargersfan says: May 30, 2013 11:00 AM

    I bet the Jets would take Brett Favre right now over the collection of “talent” currently on their roster.

  4. lbroberts123 says: May 30, 2013 12:01 PM

    Obomanu is underrated. Never really got a shot with the Seahawks. He should see more time now that he’s in a less talented WR corp.

  5. bleedrangerblue says: May 30, 2013 5:45 PM

    Just sittin here waitin for week 1 Revis pick 6 to start the season. Get er dun mark

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