David Garrard Reportedly Signs 1-Year Deal With Miami Dolphins

ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 27: David Garrard #9 of the Jacksonville Jaguars throws against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Ralph Wilson Stadium on August 27, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

The Dolphins have reportedly signed David Garrard to a one-year deal, securing their apparent backup to Matt Moore and keeping them in a holding pattern for another season.

Just hours after having it confirmed that they whiffed on Peyton Manning, the Miami Dolphins signed free agent quarterback David Garrard to a one-year contract, multiple outlets are reporting. Garrard didn't play in 2011 after being released by the Jacksonville Jaguars during training camp because of a bad back. The Dolphins reportedly were in contract talks with Alex Smith, but CBS' Pete Prisco speculated that they'll stay in a holding pattern until the 2013 NFL Draft.

Though much has been made of the Dolphins' pursuit of the hot quarterback names out there — they also met with Matt Flynn, who just signed with the Seahawks on Monday — Moore was very good in the second half of last year. In the Dolphins' final eight games, he had a QB rating of 91.9 and 12 touchdowns compared with five interceptions, leading the Dolphins to a 5-3 record.

For more on the Dolphins and their offseason, make sure to visit The Phinsider.

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