The New York Jets have signed WR Ben Obomanu and have placed QB David Garrard on the reserve/retired list.
SI.com "The New York Jets brought in David Garrard during the offseason to add some extra competition to the battle for the starting quarterback position, and while that didn't work out for either party, Garrard could remain a part of the organization. The Jets have given Garrard the opportunity to serve..." May 18
New York Post "The Jets’ quarterback drama took another twist yesterday with David Garrard preparing to walk away from football, increasing the chance Mark Sanchez remains with the team. Garrard plans on retiring, according to a source, but nothing has been made official yet. According to another source,..." May 16
USA Today "Make that a four-way race for the New York Jets' starting quarterback job. Veteran David Garrard, who signed with the team in April before the selection of Geno Smith, has told teammates he's done, according to a person informed of the conversations between Garrard and the players. The person..." May 16
Text from Garrard: "Having to call it quits. My knee is not holding up. Continuing to swell after practices. Limiting what I can do."
QB David Garrard told 2 players he no longer plans to be with the #Jets, per sources. Nothing official from team. Unclear if cut/retired
North Jersey "As a crush of reporters, photographers and TV cameras swarmed Mark Sanchez in the middle of the locker room, David Garrard spoke to a small group of reporters in a corner of the room. The setting was a bit different, but Garrard’s resolve was as obvious as that of Sanchez, one of his..." May 03
ESPN.com "David Garrard isn't here for the money. The veteran quarterback is with the Jets in pursuit of being a starting quarterback once again. "I'm healthy now and I'm going to be going after it. I'm not here collecting paychecks," Garrard said Thursday afternoon. "That's not what I'm about. I'm..." May 02
Newark Star-Ledger "The Jets have added another quarterback into the mix. Geno Smith, thought by many to be the best overall quarterback prospect in the Draft, slipped all the way to the Jets in the second round. They did not let him slide any further. The Jets drafted their third quarterback since 2009, adding..." April 26
New York Post "Mark Sanchez will open the offseason program as the starting quarterback … for the first snap at least. Jets coach Rex Ryan would not give Sanchez much more of an advantage in the team’s starting quarterback competition other than taking the first snap when the team starts practicing this..." March 19
ESPN.com "Veteran quarterback David Garrard "anticipates putting a deal together" with the New York Jets once the team can work through some salary-cap issues, a source close to the situation tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. "Both sides are feeling good about a possible deal," the source said. A..." March 01