David Garrard and Alex Smith to visit Miami Dolphins; Smith also to visit Seahawks

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Dec 12 ,2010; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback David Garrard (9) throws the ball against the Oakland Raiders at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Fernando Medina-US PRESSWIRE

The Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks are trading back and forth visits with quarterbacks Matt Flynn and Alex Smith this weekend.  Meanwhile reports are that former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback David Garrard will also visit South Beach.

The Dolphins aren’t playing around in their search for a franchise quarterback.  Garrard will make the third quarterback to visit with the team within the week.  Flynn visited yesterday while Smith is in Miami today.

Garrard was released by the Jaguars last year after several inconsistent seasons and was eventually replaced by rookie Blaine Gabbert.  Garrard sat out of football for the season after he had to have surgery on a herniated disc and needed to recover.

The prize that Miami should reach for is Flynn who is not only coming into his own from the backup role, but also is familiar with current Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin and his offensive scheme. 

Philbin was the offensive coordinator with the Green Bay Packers under which Flynn learned from for close to four years so it would be logical for both parties.

While Flynn did visit with the Seattle Seahawks as well as Miami, 49ers Blog  and Q&A writer Matt Barrows reported today that Alex Smith will also visit the Seattle Seahawks.  The two franchises seem to be trading visits to grab their candidate now.

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