David Garrad Cut, Patriots Axe Another


The Miami Dolphins will have a decision to make in the next couple of days.  Stick with Henne or go with recently waived David Garrard.  Garrard the starting QB in Jacksonville is not a street free agent after HC Jack Del Rio threw him to the curb.

Garrard, drafted in 2002 replaced Byron Leftwich in a similar move by Del Rio in 2007.  Garrard would have counted over 8 million in cap space for the Jaguars who are entering a bridge season from Garrard to rookie Blaine Gabbert.  The question now becomes, will the Dolphins have any interest?

Garrard is mobile but erratic.  A big arm with up and down consistency.  Still, he is far more proven than Chad Henne.  The issue here is however that Garrard is not the future of a franchise.  He is what he is.  A 9 year veteran who is easing into the final years of his career.  He wants to start and the Dolphins should not be inclined to simply hand that job over to a free agent.  In addition, Garrard is going to command more money than the contracts of Matt Moore and Chad Henne combined…or at least close.

It will be an interesting couple of days to see how much the Dolphins believe Garrard can help this team.  He is the first legitimate starting QB in free agency this year.

In other news, the Patriots have said good-bye to former 2nd round pick Darius Butler.  The CB lost his job early last season and couldn’t gain it back this past training camp.  It’s evident now why Bill Belichick needs all of those draft picks…he only hits on a few.  Earlier this week, he released former first rounder and Pro-Bowl safety Brandon Meriweather.

Tags: Chad Henne Darius Butler David Garrard Miami Dolphins New England Patriots

  • fins4ever

    Latest word is San Fran, Balt. and even Seattle may be interested. Personally, I keep Henne, Moore and bring back Devlin. Garrard had his moments, but I pass. The best is in the mirror and the Fins don’t need a stop gap guy at this point.

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  • RandyCarlson

    Garrard not a chance in hell would I ever consider him,he is a back up at best.IMHO

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  • phinfandan

    Wow! Talk about getting screwed just before the season. This move gives Garrard almost no good starting opportunities. He would have to go to a team with a really bad QB situtation. He then would have to learn a new playbook. He’s not going to make 9 Million as a back up that’s for sure.

    This would have been interesting at the beginning of preseason, because you know that the Front Office would have probably looked at him, but right now this team looks pretty set at QB. Henne looked good the last 3 games in preseason and Moore looks like a more than capable back up QB.

    Let’s hope that Miami passes on this one. Maybe San Fran or Seattle. In fact San Fran has their QB of the future, but Seattle really doesn’t. I say he should call Pete. Go Dolphins!

  • jollyroger88805

    They can’t see past the end of their noses but the perfect fit is Cincinnati. They have no QB’s.

    Garrad would at least make them competitive even learning a new system.

  • RonBerry

    Dallas needs to go after Butler because of our questions at corner..an injured Newman, who is out for the Jets Sunday night, and Jenkins, who was injured in practice yesterday, but was back out there today. We need some experience at the corner, and the hated Giants should be going for him,,they have no secondary right now..all injured