The Miami Dolphins have released veteran QB David Garrard, according to Jay Glazer.
Garrard, who was considered at one point to be the front-runner for the starting quarterback job, had to have knee surgery the day after the Dolphins first preseason game. He ended up sitting out the entire preseason.
From what I'm hearing the Dolphins cut Garrard because they didn't want to have to worry about his injuries. He worked out for the team at the end of last week, so apparently he wasn't where Miami wanted him to be in terms of his health.
I was hoping that the Dolphins would trade Matt Moore and keep Garrard, but I'm also hearing that Miami didn't really receive any good offers for Moore because of his poor preseason play. That forced them to cut one guy, and Garrard was more of a problem with injuries, so they showed him the door.
It will be interesting to see who Miami signs now that they have an open roster position.
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