Former Jaguars QB Garrard signs with Dolphins

MIAMI (AP)  Quarterback David Garrard has signed a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins and says he was told he'll be given a shot at the starting job.

The Dolphins signed the former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Monday after their failed courtships with Peyton Manning and Matt Flynn. They also hosted San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith for a visit Sunday and may still consider signing him.

Garrard says he expects to compete for the starting job with incumbent Matt Moore and perhaps another quarterback the Dolphins acquire.

The 34-year-old Garrard, a starter for Jacksonville from 2005-10, didn't play last season. He was released five days before the opener by the Jaguars.