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Garrard expects to compete for Jets’ job

“I’m really just excited to get back in the league and back playing ball and just being on a team.”

David Garrard
On signing with the Jets

By Dennis Waszak Jr.

The Associated Press

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NEW YORK — David Garrard joined the New York Jets with his sights set on being their starting quarterback.

Despite not taking a regular-season snap in the NFL since 2010, the 35-year-old veteran is healthy and ready to try to beat out Mark Sanchez and whoever else might be in the mix at quarterback this season.

“Honestly, they just told me that I have a chance to compete for the starting job,” Garrard said during a conference call Tuesday. “That’s what was told to me and they all seemed to be very genuine with it. They didn’t seem to be, ‘Let’s just say this to him to get him here and slot him in the 2 or 3 or 4 spot.’ I didn’t feel it.

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