Veteran quarterback David Garrard signed a one-year contract with the New York Jets.
The 35-year-old Garrard has not appeared in a game since the 2010 season with Jacksonville but had a strong training camp with the Miami Dolphins before he was injured, cutting short a bid for a comeback from back surgery.
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.
Earlier Monday, Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said Mark Sanchez has a "leg up" on the other quarterbacks on the roster.
Sanchez also has the advantage in salary -- he's owed $8.25 million for 2013 and would be next to impossible to cut because of the large cap charge the Jets would absorb.
The Jets already had 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.
Garrard's career numbers include 16,003 passing yards with 89 touchdowns and 54 interceptions.