Garrard has heard from Texans, but he isn’t ready to play

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So with the Texans looking at quarterbacks like Jeff Garcia and Jake Delhomme, why haven’t they tried to get David Garrard?

Well, they have.

On Tuesday, Garrard told Adam Schein and Rich Gannon of SiriusXM NFL Radio that the Texans have inquired, but that Garrard simply isn’t ready to play following back surgery.

“You know every quarterback that’s gone down?  Pretty much every team has called,” Garrard said.  “They had me on flights ready to come out [saying,] ‘Well, can he rehab here.’  Every last one of them.  And I’ve had to say ‘no’ every time.  I don’t even know if this is a record of how many quarterbacks have gone down in one season but for me to be sitting out here and not to be able to play?  I’ve never not been able to play but there’s nothing I can do.  I’m good right now at getting in and out of chairs and helping my wife around the house but running around, throwing, and getting hit?  I’m just not in that position at this time.”

Garrard had back surgery earlier in the season, after being abruptly cut by the Jaguars.

“The surgery was fine, three days later I get locked up with back spasms,” Garrard said.  “In the hospital bed for nine days, can’t move, can’t do anything for nine days straight.  So I’m in the hospital and I’d lost some weight.  So now I’m just now starting to rehab [from] the surgery.  So I’ve been doing it for two weeks now and it’s coming along great but I’m behind in being able to be back for football right now.  I’m still a couple weeks away from being able to even say I could pass a physical.”

With five games left in the season, it’s looking like we won’t see Garrard this year.