Dolphins release QB David Garrard

The Miami Dolphins have parted ways with veteran quarterback David Garrard, according to Dolphins beat writer Omar Kelly.

Garrard confirmed the release on his Twitter page when he said this to his followers:

“To all the dolphins fans thx for ur support!” Garrard wrote. “Best of luck to all my teammates. Thx for making me feel at home!! Phins up!!”

It’s the second time in as many years that Garrard has been released right before the season started. Last year it was with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

At one point it was being speculated that Garrard would be the starting quarterback at Miami. Then he had a knee scope that put him out of work for a few weeks.

In those weeks, rookie Ryan Tannehill took control of the starting job. Now the Dolphins feel like they have no need for Garrard as a backup.