David Garrard Contacted By Oakland Raiders, According To Report

The Oakland Raiders suffered a blow on Sunday when they learned that QB Jason Campbell had broken his collarbone and could miss the entire 2011 NFL season. With Oakland sitting at 4-2 and in contention in the AFC West, there are already rumors cropping up that they're exploring the market for a new quarterback.

Some NFL trade rumors have connected them to Carson Palmer but the Cincinnati Bengals are unlikely to budge in their refusal to trade him. One interesting option out there that is currently a free agent is David Garrard. The former Jacksonville Jaguars QB was released shortly before the season and still doesn't have a home.

Garrard was reportedly contacted by the Miami Dolphins when they lost Chad Henne for the season and the Raiders have now reached out to Garrard as well, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That doesn't mean they'll sign him -- just that they're exploring their options.

Garrard wants a team that's willing to commit to him and in Oakland he would be on a team that has a shot at making the playoffs. So if Garrard wanted to go someplace where he'll be relevant, Oakland may be his best option at the moment.

Check out SB Nation's Silver and Black Pride to see what Raiders fans are saying about the possibility of Garrard. 

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