According to a report by FOX Sports' Jay Glazer, the Miami Dolphins are set to release David Garrard.
Garrard was in the running to become the Dolphins starting quarterback until Texas A&M rookie Ryan Tannehill was named the week one starter by head coach Joe Philbin.
Garrard has not played since early August when he needed surgery on his knee to remove loose bodies. Garrard never played in a single game for the Miami Dolphins.
"They didn’t want me to, and I didn’t feel like I was quite ready to move with guys flying around me,” Garrard told the Miami Herald. “But I feel good. I know I’m not quite exactly where I want to be, but it felt good just being back out there, realizing I can still drop and do all of those things."
Garrard thanked the Dolphins and their fans on his Twitter account, @davidgarrard9, "To all the dolphins fans thx for ur support! Best of luck to all my teammates.Thx for making me feel at home!! Phins up!!"
This is the second season in a row that Garrard has been cut the week before the start of the NFL season. Last season, the Jacksonville Jaguars cut Garrard in favor of quarterback Luke McCown.