DAVIE, Fla. — Quarterback David Garrard signed with the Miami Dolphins in March, climbed to No. 1 on the depth chart a month ago and is now in danger of losing his spot on the roster.
Garrard somewhat gingerly returned to practice Monday, three weeks after he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery that forced him to miss the entire exhibition season.
The veteran is one of four quarterbacks on the roster, raising questions he'll be released or traded. Garrard says Dolphins officials have given him no hints on their plans.
Rookie Ryan Tannehill will start Sunday's opener at Houston. The Dolphins' other quarterbacks are Matt Moore, who started their final 12 games last year, and Pat Devlin, a second-year pro who has showed promise but has yet to take a snap in a game.