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Dolphins fail to sign ex-Jaguars QB David Garrard

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Many have wondered when ex-Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback David Garrard would get picked up by an NFL franchise. Many who asked me, I told it would have to come once an injury occured, and Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne went down over the weekend with a shoulder injury that looks to keep him out for a while (possibly the season). According to Jason La Canfora of NFL Network, the Dolphins attempted to sign David Garrard and/or Jake Delhomme yesterday, but failed to do so.

Miami made unsuccessful attempts (at least for now) to sign David Garrard and Jake Delhomme this week, with Chad Henne ailing. Still lookin'. Dolphins are continuing pursuit of veteran QBs and are expected to double back to Garrard/Delhomme today. Perhaps they make a breakthrough.

I'm not really sure what an "unsuccessful attempt" to sign a player actually means. I'm going to assume the asking price is too high or the Dolphins could not guarantee a starting position. Also, there is belief by some in the media that David Garrard just doesn't want it anymore. He might be done with football.

Update: La Canfora put a story up on NFL.com clearing some things up:

Garrard, a longtime starter in Jacksonville who was slated to make upwards of $9 million in 2011 before being released just before the start of the regular season, could end up signed for $1.5-2 million and has been looking for at least a portion of that to be guaranteed. Several other teams have expressed interest in Garrard and he is seeking an opportunity to play -- not just a chance to join a roster.

 Translation: He wants guaranteed money to start, or he's staying at home.