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  Jets | Uncertain if Matt Simms will see reps    Mon Nov 25, 08:28 PM

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan would not answer when asked if QB Matt Simms would get first-team reps in practice this week.

Footballguys view: Geno Smith is on thin ice. If he continues to struggle the team may have no choice but to turn to Simms as the starter.

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  Titans | Chris Simms acquitted in marijuana charge    Wed May 4, 02:11 PM

Tennessee Titans QB Chris Simms was found not guilty after undergoing trial on a driving while under the influence of marijuana charge.

Footballguys view: Simms is a free agent quarterback who could find a home on a team in need of a third-string veteran. We don't feel he'll make much of an impact if given a chance to play.

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  Titans | Chris Simms gets trial date    Sat Jan 22, 12:59 AM

Tennessee Titans QB Chris Simms rejected a plea deal Friday after being charged with driving while under the influence of marijuana, reports The Associated Press. Simms will next appear in court March 1.

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  Titans | Chris Simms misses practice Friday    Fri Dec 24, 05:01 PM

Tennessee Titans QB Chris Simms (illness) did not practice Friday, Dec. 24, and is probable for Week 16, according to The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt. Simms is expected to be available.

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  Titans | Week 12 Inactives    Sun Nov 28, 11:48 AM

The Tennessee Titans have declared QB Chris Simms, DL Dave Ball, LB David Thornton, DL Jason D. Jones, WR Kenny Britt, WR Lavelle Hawkins, FS Robert Johnson, OT Troy Kropog inactive for Week 12.

Footballguys view: Sen'Derrick Marks and Jacob Ford will get starts in place of the injured Jones and Ball.

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  Titans | Chris Simms signed    Wed Nov 24, 09:49 AM

Updating a previous report, the Tennessee Titans have signed free-agent QB Chris Simms (Titans), reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Not a surprise here. The Titans are going to start Rusty Smith this week against the Texans, but Simms will be his primary backup. Kerry Collins is not ready to come back from his calf injury and could be the third-string emergency quarterback once again this week.

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  Titans | Chris Simms coming on board    Tue Nov 23, 03:33 PM

The Tennessee Titans plan on re-signing QB Chris Simms to back up QB Rusty Smith, according to ESPN.com. QB Kerry Collins (calf) is expected to return as the starter when he is healthy.

Footballguys view: Simms might be a better option than Rusty Smith, and could see some playing time if the rookie is ineffective or injured against the Texans on Sunday.

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  Titans | QB Young to Injured Reserve    Mon Nov 22, 05:17 PM

Adam Schefter, from ESPN, reports via Twitter that Titans QB Vince Young will need season ending thumb surgery and will be placed on Injured Reserve.

Footballguys view: The Titans will move on with Rusty Smith, and are likely to add free agent Chris Simms. Kerry Collins should also return from his calf injury some time soon.

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  Dolphins | Considering Chris Simms    Sun Nov 14, 09:10 PM

The Miami Dolphins are considering bringing in free-agent QB Chris Simms (Titans) for a visit, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Footballguys view: The Dolphins need help at the quarterback position with both Chad Pennington and Chad Henne banged up. In the meantime, Tyler Thigpen will be the starter for the team going forward.

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  Titans | 14 players released    Sat Sep 4, 03:41 PM

The Tennessee Titans have released CB Tye Hill, QB Chris Simms, DEs Raheem Brock, Chris Harrington and Erik Bakhtiari, OL Michael Toudouze, Nick Howell, Nevin McCaskill and Kevin Matthews, WR Dominique Edison, DT David Howard, LB Patrick Trahan, OG Ryan Durand and FB Jed Collins, according to Jim Wyatt and John Glennon, of The Tennessean.

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  Titans | Chris Simms might not make team    Thu Jul 1, 09:46 PM

Tennessee Titans QB Chris Simms' chances of making the team's roster may have decreased after he was arrested for driving while under the influence of marijuana, reports CBSSports.com.

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  Titans | Simms arrested for driving while stoned    Thu Jul 1, 01:03 PM

Laura Italiano, from the New York Post, reports Tennessee Titans quarterback Chris Simms was busted this morning on charges of driving while stoned. Simms, 29, of Nashville, was observed with red eyes, flushed face and slurred speech at around 2 a.m., according to a source.

Footballguys view: The league will certainly be looking into this. No word on whether or not he asked the arresting officer, "What's up Big Perm? I mean Big Worm."

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  Titans | Collins to remain No. 2 quarterback    Wed Apr 14, 11:41 AM

Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said QB Kerry Collins will remain the team's No. 2 quarterback despite the addition of QB Chris Simms. 'Vince is the 1, Kerry is the 2 and Chris is the No. 3. We finished last year with two starting quarterbacks and Chris is coming in because he loves the game and he wants the opportunity to compete,' Fisher said. ' ... We felt like Chris would be the right fit for us.'

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  Titans | Simms willing to accept any role    Tue Apr 13, 06:28 PM

Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans QB Chris Simms said he is willing to accept any role the team gives him this season.

Footballguys view: Simms should feel lucky to still be in the league after the way he played last year for the Denver Broncos. He's likely going to be the third-string QB for the Titans behind Vince Young and Kerry Collins.

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  Titans | Simms agrees to terms    Mon Apr 12, 04:03 PM

Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent QB Chris Simms (Broncos) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: This is the second stint for Simms in Tennessee. He will be nothing more than the third-string quarterback behind Vince Young and Kerry Collins. Simms proved last year in Denver that he couldn't be counted on even as a spot starter. He knows the system, and should have no problem getting back up to speed with the Titans.

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  Titans | Simms, Ramsey visit    Tue Mar 30, 05:28 PM

Bryan Mullen, of The Tennessean, reports the Tennessee Titans met with unrestricted free-agent QB Chris Simms (Broncos) and QB Patrick Ramsey (Lions) Tuesday, March 30.

Footballguys view: Both Simms and Ramsey have spent time with the Titans before, so this is not a surprise that they're looking for work back in Tennessee. Vince Young and Kerry Collins are currently the only quarterbacks on the Titans roster, so we expect them to add at least one more quarterback before the start of training camp.

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  Bears | Could have interest in Simms    Wed Mar 17, 05:51 PM

Neil Hayes, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports the Chicago Bears may have interest in unrestricted free-agent QB Chris Simms (Broncos).

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  Broncos | Simms released    Mon Mar 15, 03:12 PM

Mike Klis, of The Denver Post, reports the Denver Broncos have released QB Chris Simms.

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  Broncos | Simms could be released    Mon Mar 15, 10:13 AM

Jeff Legwold, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos QB Chris Simms' roster spot with the team appears to be tenuous after the trade for Cleveland Browns QB Brady Quinn pushed him down the depth chart.

Footballguys view: The Broncos seemed to give up when Simms entered the game vs. Washington last year, so we don't think that he would be missed if he was released.

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  Broncos | Simms likely to start in Week 11    Thu Nov 19, 04:51 PM

The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos QB Chris Simms is likely to start in Week 11 against the San Diego Chargers after taking snaps with the first team again Thursday, Nov. 19.

Footballguys view: It would be Simms first start since 2006, but the Broncos could be in trouble against the Chargers. The team may lean more on the ground game to help keep things simple for Simms if he does get the start.

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  Broncos | Game plan will not change if Simms starts    Thu Nov 19, 12:33 PM

Frank Schwab, of the Colorado Springs Gazette, reports Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels said the game plan in Week 11 will not change if QB Chris Simms has to start in place of QB Kyle Orton (ankle).

Footballguys view: The Broncos passing game will not be the same without Kyle Orton. Yes, Simms is getting more reps in practice this week, but he played terrible with the lead against the Redskins. If Orton can't play, and Simms struggles again, we could see rookie Tom Brandstater inserted into the lineup.

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  Broncos | Simms takes first-team snaps Wednesday    Wed Nov 18, 11:38 PM

The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos QB Chris Simms practiced with the first-team offense in practice Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Footballguys view: The coaching staff is still reportedly planning on starting Orton. This probably won't end well for Broncos fans.

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  Broncos | Orton throws two TD passes Week 10    Sun Nov 15, 05:34 PM

The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton (ankle) was 11-for-18 for 193 yards with two touchdown passes Week 10 against the Washington Redskins. Orton limped to the locker room after suffering an ankle injury and was replaced by QB Chris Simms, who went 3-for-13 for 13 yards and an interception in the game.

Footballguys view: Orton struggled tremendously after an ankle injury last season, so this injury could be significant even if Orton is able to return next week. The play of Simms wasn't at all reassuring for the fantasy prospects of Brandon Marshall or Eddie Royal.

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  Broncos | Orton leaves game because of ankle injury    Sun Nov 15, 03:17 PM

The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton (ankle) was not starting after halftime because of an ankle injury. Orton came up hobbling on a scramble right before halftime. When he returned to the sidelines in the second half, his left ankle was heavily taped. The Broncos say his return is doubtful. QB Chris Simms has replaced Orton.

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  Broncos | Three players listed as questionable for Week 1    Fri Sep 11, 05:58 PM

Denver Broncos QB Chris Simms (ankle), WR Jabar Gaffney (thumb) and OG Chris Kuper (ankle) were limited during practice Friday, Sept. 11. They are listed as questionable for the team's Week 1 game.

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  Broncos | Simms will be available Week 1    Thu Sep 10, 09:13 PM

Denver Broncos QB Chris Simms (ankle) returned to practice this week and said he feels good. He will be available for the team's Week 1 game.

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  Broncos | Simms practices very little Wednesday    Wed Sep 9, 08:38 PM

The Sports Network reports Denver Broncos QB Chris Simms (ankle) did very little during the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

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  Broncos | Orton, Simms to practice this week    Tue Sep 8, 02:22 PM

CBSSports.com reports Denver Broncos QBs Kyle Orton (finger) and Chris Simms (ankle) will practice this week. Orton is scheduled to start in Week 1 if he is healthy enough to play.

Footballguys view: There are some Broncos fans that believe rookie Tom Brandstater should be the starting quarterback, but the reality is that Kyle Orton is going to be the starter all season if he can stay healthy. Chris Simms provides the Broncos with quality depth at the position, but he hasn't outplayed Orton during his time with the team.

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  Broncos | Team expects Orton, Simms to be ready for week one    Tue Sep 1, 07:18 PM

Profootballtalk.com reports that the Broncos believe both Chris Simms and Kyle Orton will be ready for the season opener Sunday, September 13 against Cincinnati.

Footballguys view: Ready to play, and ready to play well are two different things. We like the Bengals to open the season 1-0 against the beleaguered Broncos.

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  Broncos | Simms could be ready for Week 1    Tue Sep 1, 10:39 AM

Mike Klis, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos QB Chris Simms (ankle) is not expected to play in the team's preseason finale, but there is a strong chance he will return next week.

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  Broncos | Five not expected to play Sunday    Fri Aug 28, 07:15 PM

CBSSports.com reports Denver Broncos QB Chris Simms (ankle), RB LaMont Jordan (knee), CB Tony Carter (ankle), DL Le Kevin Smith (undisclosed) and DL Marcus Thomas (shoulder) are not expected to play in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 30.

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  Broncos | Four players not practicing Thursday    Thu Aug 27, 03:55 PM

Mike Klis, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos QB Chris Simms (ankle), CB Tony Carter (leg), DT Marcus Thomas and DE Le Kevin Smith (undisclosed) are not participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 27.

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  Broncos | Three sit out Wednesday    Thu Aug 27, 02:42 AM

Lindsay Jones, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos QB Chris Simms (ankle), RB LaMont Jordan (undisclosed) and CB Tony Carter (ankle) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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  Broncos | Simms could miss up to a month    Thu Aug 27, 12:20 AM

Adam Schefter, of ESPN.com, reports Denver Broncos QB Chris Simms (ankle) sustained a high-ankle sprain, according to a team source, and could be out of action anywhere from two to four weeks.

Footballguys view: We wonder if the Broncos regret passing up Matt Gutierrez when the Patriots released him after signing Andrew Walter. High ankle sprains have a tendency to linger, and the Broncos can't feel comfortable with rookie Tom Brandstater as the main backup to Kyle Orton. Speaking of Orton, regardless of how he plays there is no QB controversy in Denver, and the injury to Simms only solidifies that.

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  Broncos | Simms injures knee    Sun Aug 23, 11:55 AM

ESPNews reports Denver Broncos backup QB Chris Simms (knee) had a player roll into his knee during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 22, and limped off of the field. Simms did not return to the game, and the severity of his injury is not known.

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  Broncos | Orton firmly entrenched as the starter    Thu Aug 20, 10:57 PM

The Denver Post reports Kyle Orton remains firmly entrenched as the team's starter. Orton took all of the work with the starting offense all week, and consistently played better than backup Chris Simms. Coach Josh McDaniels today made a point to say that Orton did not have an overall bad game against San Francisco, when Orton threw three interceptions, just a few "bad decisions." "(Orton) got better every day, he had a heck of a practice (Wednesday) and continues to get better every day," McDaniels said. "That's just the way Kyle is, and Chris is the same way. Neither one of them is where I want them to be ultimately, and it doesn't happen in two weeks. It's going to happen over time."

Footballguys view: Broncos fans may not want to hear this, but if Orton plays well in the rest of the preseason then there will be no QB controversy in Denver. Chris Simms looked much better in the game against the 49ers, but he hasn't really outplayed Orton at practice. Simms throws with a ton of velocity, but struggles when throwing touch passes. Orton throws a very catchable pass, but doesn't have the arm strength to stretch the field and challenge a defense deep.

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  Broncos | No QB controversy    Sun Aug 16, 08:39 PM

The Denver Post reports new Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels spoke calmly about the deep contrast in his quarterbacks' performances Friday until he received his third consecutive question about it. At that point of redundancy, McDaniels became slightly more emphatic in his defense of Orton. "I feel very confident in where we're at, OK?" McDaniels said. "Like I said, he made a few mistakes. But we're not going to go into this thing after the first preseason game and start tailspinning and doing this and that and making knee-jerk reactions."

Footballguys view: The offense in Denver has a lot of moving parts, and nobody was expecting Kyle Orton to look like Tom Brady (or Matt Cassel) from day one. However, he was outplayed by Chris Simms and if he doesn't start playing better we could see a full-blown QB controversy in Denver. The third week of the preseason the Broncos play the Bears at Invesco Field, and Orton will really hear the boo birds if he doesn't outplay Jay Cutler in that game.

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  Broncos | McDaniels says Simms still has chance to start    Thu Aug 13, 03:33 PM

Daniel Williams, of The Denver Daily News, reports Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels said QB Chris Simms still has a chance to win the starting job.

Footballguys view: This article is based on a McDaniels quote from late July that is more coachspeak than anything else. We're still convinced Orton will start week 1 as long as he doesn't have a Leinart-esque blowup in the preseason.

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  Broncos | McDaniels not worried about Orton's performance    Sat Aug 8, 01:21 PM

Frank Schwab, from the Colorado Springs Gazette, reports Josh McDaniels tried to calm the masses that booed quarterback Kyle Orton during Thursday night's scrimmage at Invesco Field at Mile High, in which he threw a pair of interceptions and misfired on many other passes. "Kyle did fine," McDaniels said Friday, after reviewing the video. "There's a couple plays, obviously, we could have had back. But he made no more mistakes, certainly, than anybody else did."

Footballguys view: There is no quarterback controversy in Denver - yet. Orton has been inconsistent in training camp so far. One day he'll look very good, the next day he'll look lost. However, Chris Simms hasn't been performing markedly better than Orton up to this point. Orton was a key component to the Jay Cutler trade and will be given every opportunity to hang on to the starting job. The preseason games will help determine Orton's fate, and the all important third preseason game is in Denver against the Bears and Jay Cutler.

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  Broncos | Boo-birds come out at Invesco    Fri Aug 7, 07:14 PM

Arnie Stapleton, from the Associated Press, reports Kyle Orton drew the fans' ire when he was picked off twice by cornerback Andre' Goodman, the second of which was returned for a long touchdown. "I had a good day," Goodman said in a lonely sentiment afterward. Orton also was jeered when he threw behind receiver Chad Jackson, again when he missed a wide-open Jabar Gaffney in the end zone and also when he floated a pass down the middle that Champ Bailey busted up. "Fans can cheer. They can boo," Orton said. "We've got good fans, and they're passionate about their football, that's for sure."

Footballguys view: Kyle Orton has been up and down in practice out at Dove Valley, and when the Broncos moved their practice to Invesco field (which was open free to the public) he had one of his worst performances in training camp. His timing seemed to be off, and when he was in sync he floated passes instead of zipping them in. Orton's arm is not as strong as Chris Simms, but he usually makes better decision with the football. There is no QB controversy in Denver currently, but if Orton plays poorly in the preseason we could see Simms take over.

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  Broncos | McDaniels: QBs are quick learners    Wed Jul 29, 07:43 PM

Mike Chambers, of the Denver Post, reports that Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels is impressed with "information flow" and "recall" of QBs Kyle Orton and Chris Simms. McDaniels said, "There is nothing we're saying to them in the meeting room or on the field that's foreign to them. That's comforting, but it still means they have to go out and execute when there's a defense and a different look, disguising, and (running) everything and at full speed."

Footballguys view: That's the first step in a beautiful marriage between player and system. If Orton can really take to the McDaniels offense, there's no reason he can't be a top 15 fantasy QB this year. He showed the skills last year at Chicago pre-ankle injury. We'll have our own Cecil Lammey at Dove Valley to report on the progress of Orton and Simms.

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  Broncos | McDaniels leaves open possibility of Simms starting    Mon Jul 27, 09:23 PM

Frank Schwab, of the Colorado Springs Gazette reports that Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels said, ""We're going to evaluate the quarterbacks just like we do like every other position. If Chris is the most effective quarterback in our system by September, then he'll start." McDaniels also said he was impressed with Simms attitude and work in the QB drills today.

Footballguys view: Schwab stresses that "most of the quote should be attributed to coachspeak" and that "there's a reason (McDaniels) named Orton the starter more than a month ago", but it is still an interesting quote. Simms has ideal NFL QB size and arm strength, and if he doesn't look better than Orton in some facets of the game, then something is wrong.

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  Broncos | Quarterback job still Orton's to lose?    Tue Jun 2, 01:57 PM

John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports he does not buy the idea that Denver Broncos QB Chris Simms is making a serious run for the team's starting quarterback job.

Footballguys view: The job likely remains QB Kyle Orton's to lose. If Orton loses his job to the left-handed Simms, the move would devalue the 2008 growth of the offensive line. OT Ryan Clady established himself as one of the league's best young left tackles last season. If Simms wins the job, Clady would either have to switch positions to protect Simms' blindside or be a less valuable blocker at left tackle.

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  Broncos | Starting quarterback won't be named soon    Sat May 30, 07:59 AM

Jim Armstrong, of The Denver Post, reports although Denver Broncos QB Chris Simms has been working extensively with the first-team offense during the team's passing camp, both he and QB Kyle Orton figure to get long looks into the preseason before any decision is made about the starter.

Footballguys view: 'Same thing,' McDaniels said when asked if there were any new developments at the position. 'Both of them will take reps with the 1s, and we're going to keep doing that until it becomes clear and apparent, and it's not yet. They're both doing some good things, and they're both making some mistakes.' Chris Simms has been looking good and has the better arm. Kyle Orton ran a similar system when he was in college at Purdue, and has more experience than Simms. This is a battle that could last a couple of weeks into training camp.

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  Broncos | Comfortable with current quarterbacks    Sun Apr 26, 02:02 AM

Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels said the team feels comfortable with their current quarterbacks - Kyle Orton and Chris Simms.

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  Broncos | Simms, Orton work with first team    Mon Apr 20, 03:59 PM

Lindsay H. Jones, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos QB Chris Simms worked with the first-team offense during the first part of practice Sunday, April 19, while QB Kyle Orton worked with the first-team offense for the second part of practice.

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  Broncos | Orton to have edge for starting job    Sun Apr 12, 03:13 PM

Mike Klis, of The Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos QB Kyle Orton's experience will give him an advantage for the starting job over QB Chris Simms.

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