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Report: Jets interested in QB Garrard

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The New York Jets are attempting to work out a deal with veteran quarterback David Garrard, ESPN.com reported Friday.

The Jets are trying to clear up some salary-cap issues to make it possible to sign Garrard and appear to have enough room after releasing Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, Eric Smith and Jason Smith this week.

Garrard impressed the Jets with his workout for the team on Thursday, according to ESPN's report.

The 35-year-old Garrard has not appeared in a game since the 2010 season with Jacksonville. He suffered a knee injury in Miami's training camp last season when it appeared he might contend for the starting job that was won by rookie Ryan Tannehill.

Garrard's career numbers include 16,003 passing yards with 89 touchdowns and 54 interceptions.

The Jets already have four quarterbacks -- Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Greg McElroy and Matt Simms -- on the roster. But Sanchez struggled last season and Tebow is expected to be released soon.
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