by Terry McCormick
August 03, 02012
The three-way battle for the Miami Dolphins starting quarterback job could take an interesting twist come time for final cuts, says the Palm Beach Post.
The report says the loser of the battle between veterans David Garrard and Matt Moore might be released in final cuts, if the Dolphins are confident that rookie first-round pick Ryan Tannehill has picked up enough of the offense to serve as the No. 2 quarterback.
The early talk is that Garrard, who was out of the league last year, is likely the early leader at the QB position, though he isn't buying any of that speculation that this point in camp.
"Not one coach has come to me and said, ‘Buzz is you are winning the job right now,’” Garrard said. “I let all my family and friends get into that, and I just keep coming to work, because the moment I start feeling bigger and better than myself and that I’m the starter is the day I start slipping.”
If the Dolphins cut Garrard or Moore before the regular season opener, it would prevent them from having to guarantee their full 2012 salary. Of course, some teams occasionally try to cut a vested veteran before week one and then gamble that they can re-sign them in week two or later in the season when their salary is not fully guaranteed.
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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com