David Garrard has been released and guard Artis Hicks has been placed on injured reserve. Other than speak to the utter waste of time this year's free agency period brought the Dolphins it suggests the Dolphins have some issues they still need to address.
First, the club is now without the player who was the defacto starting right guard in the preseason. Hicks was the best player there. But a neck or nerve (no one knows for sure) injury that kept Hicks from practicing part of the past two weeks has sent him to the injured reserve list.
The starting right guard now? Probably John Jerry. Maybe Josh Samuda. Maybe Nate Garner. It's uncertain because Jerry himself has been hurt the past few days.
The Dolphins did re-sign Ray Feinga after cutting him two days ago. He's primarily a tackle.
Garrard is gone because, well, he's still injured. And the club wasn't about to carry an injured QB with an injury history who would be guaranteed $2.75 million if he's on the roster this week.
This solidifies Matt Moore as the backup quarterback for now. Moore, by the way, obviously was not traded as was rumored and even erroneously reported by a South Florida radio show. It probably didn't help that Moore completed only 39 percent of his passes in the preseason.
The Dolphins have an open roster spot.
And for the record, the Dolphins this offseason signed Chad Johnson, Eric Steinbach, David Garrard, Gary Guyton, Hicks, Tyrell Johnson, Legedu Naanee, Richard Marshall and Jamaal Westerman as free agents.
Guyton, Tyrell Johnson, Chad Johnson, Garrard and Westerman were cut. Hicks went on IR. Marshall is a starter. Naanee is on the team.