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David Garrard to Raiders: I Need Back Surgery

Oakland left searching for alternative QB options after Garrard makes himself unavailable.



    David Garrard to Raiders: I Need Back Surgery
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    David Garrard has reason to keep his head down. A back injury will keep out of the Oakland Raiders or any other team's locker room this season.

    The Oakland Raiders may want to conduct a seance because it's going to take some of Al Davis' negotiating magic to pry Carson Palmer out of Mike Brown's stubborn hands.

    The Raiders search for a new quarterback won't include David Garrard.

    The out-of-work quarterback seemed to a be a logical fit for Oakland after the team lost its starting quarterback, Jason Campbell, for the season due to an injury suffered in Sunday's win against the Cleveland Browns.

    But Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reports that Garrard won't be available to the Raiders or anyone else interested.

    Garrard revealed to the Raiders that he will need season-ending back surgery sooner rather than later.

    "I wanted to be totally up front with them," Garrard told Glazer. "It’s not something that I wanted to hide. I’ve been feeling the pain for awhile, but recently it got to the point where the only time I didn’t have pain was when I was laying down.The results showed that I needed surgery. I’ve had pain since training camp but now it shoots down all the way through my calf."

    Oakland has also reportedly shown interest in Josh McCown.