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                  === Jets activate Garrard, release Quinn ===
 
 Florham  Park,  NJ (SportsNetwork.com)  -  The  New  York Jets  have  released
 quarterback Brady Quinn and activated quarterback David Garrard.
 
 Garrard,  who was on the exempt list the past two games, re-joined the team on
 Oct. 10.
 
 He  originally signed with  the Jets in March after missing all of last season
 with  the  Miami Dolphins  due to  knee surgery  before the  start of the 2012
 campaign.  However, Garrard decided his injured knee wasn't healthy enough and
 he left the team.
 
 After having time to heal, Garrard reached out to the Jets and they decided to
 bring him back and evaluate him.
 
 Garrard  hasn't appeared  in  a game  since  2010, when  he  started 14  games
 and  threw  for a  career-high 23  touchdowns as a  member of the Jacksonville
 Jaguars.
 
 All 76 of Garrard's career starts have come with the Jaguars, who selected the
 New Jersey native in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL Draft.
 
 Garrard's  best season  came  in 2009,  when  he started  16  games and  threw
 for  3,597 yards  and 15  touchdowns  while rushing  for 323  yards and  three
 scores to earn his first and only Pro Bowl selection.
 
 Over  nine seasons  in Jacksonville,  Garrard compiled  16,003 passing  yards,
 1,746 rushing yards and 106 combined touchdowns in 86 career games.
 
 Quinn was the club's No. 3 QB and had been inactive for six games this season.
 
 Selected  by  Cleveland with  the 22nd  overall pick of  the 2007 draft, Quinn
 spent his first  three seasons with the Browns. He also spent two seasons with
 Denver and last year appeared in 10 games with eight starts for Kansas City.
 
 The  Notre Dame  product signed with Seattle this offseason, but was among the
 Seahawks'  final  roster cuts.  Over six  seasons, Quinn  has thrown for 3,043
 yards with 12 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.
 
 
 10/21 17:16:25 ET