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Miami Dolphins Scoop Quarterback David Garrard

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03/20/2012 12:38 AM ET

The Miami Dolphins signed veteran quarterback David Garrard to a one year deal on Monday night.

Garrard, who had a visit with the Rams set up for later this week, will likely compete with Matt Moore for the starting quarterback spot.

Miami hosted Garrard for a workout on Monday, putting the former Jaguars quarterback through a battery of medical and physical tests.

The Dolphins offered Garrard a deal last year after former Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne suffered a season-ending shoulder injury. But Garrard and the Dolphins could not come to terms on a deal and he later underwent surgery to repair a herniated disc.

Garrard, 34, played nine seasons in the NFL — all with the Jacksonville Jaguars — before he missed the 2011 season.

He started 65-of-66 games from 2006-10. In 2010, Garrard threw for 2,734 yards, 23 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He was sacked 33 times.

The Jaguars, which drafted Blaine Gabbert in the first round of the 2011 draft, released Garrard before the season opener last year to avoid guaranteeing him his salary. Garrard has thrown for more than 16,000 yards with 89 touchdowns and 54 interceptions.

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