According to Ben Volin of The Palm Beach Post, the chances of quarterback David Garrard sticking with the Dolphins don’t look good.
“Veteran David Garrard is also still with the Dolphins, but his chances of making the roster don’t look good following knee surgery three weeks ago. Garrard on Sunday that he couldn’t jog or put any real pressure on his knee, but Garrard said Thursday on Twitter that he was “feeling pretty good!” after a workout on Thursday that included field work and throwing.
“A source said Garrard was rolling out and throwing on the run, and although he’s certainly not close to being 100 percent, he is definitely looking and feeling better than he did just four days ago. Garrard had the arthroscopic surgery on Aug. 11 and the initial timetable for his return was three-to-four weeks.
“Working against him, though, is a hard deadline — roster cuts are due by 9 p.m. Friday. If the Dolphins keep him on the roster for Week 1, they will be guaranteeing his entire $2.25 million salary for the season. Otherwise they can reach an injury settlement with Garrard and make him a free agent,” wrote Volin.
It really doesn’t make sense for the Dolphins to keep Garrard at this point, since they have already decided to go with rookie Ryan Tannehill as their starter going into the regular season.