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Practice behind David Garrard's release

Updated: September 8, 2011, 1:41 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- David Garrard's three-interception performance in practice Monday prompted his release, Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said Wednesday.

"I think that was the last straw," Del Rio said Wednesday.

Del Rio acknowledged that the timing wasn't ideal. Garrard was released five days before the opener and just a couple of hours after he was introduced as the starting quarterback at a chamber of commerce luncheon put together to help promote the team.

"I ...

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