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  Falcons | Matt Simms dealing with injury    Fri Aug 30, 09:31 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Simms (undisclosed) missed the final two preseason games while dealing with an undisclosed injury.

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  Falcons | Atlanta signing Matt Simms    Sat Aug 3, 01:55 PM

Free-agent QB Matt Simms (AAF) agreed to terms with the Atlanta Falcons Saturday, Aug. 3. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  49ers | Niners could consider two for job    Mon Oct 8, 10:39 PM

Free-agent QBs Tom Savage and Matt Simms appear to be quarterbacks the San Francisco 49ers would strongly considered as their No. 3 behind QBs C.J. Beathard and Nick Mullens, but they have not signed a No. 3 quarterback because of injury concerns at other positions.

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  Bills | Buffalo hosts two free agents    Tue Oct 17, 06:28 PM

Free-agents QB Matt Simms (Falcons) and WR Deonte Thompson (Bears) worked out for the Buffalo Bills Tuesday, Oct. 17.

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  Falcons | Matt Simms waived from IR    Tue Sep 5, 06:26 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Simms (undisclosed) was waived from the Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement Tuesday, Sept. 5.

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  Falcons | Atlanta makes roster moves    Sat Sep 2, 06:36 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Deante Burton, WR Reggie Davis, WR Marvin Hall, TE Joshua Perkins and RB Jhurell Pressley were waived Saturday, Sept. 2. The team also waived/injured QB Matt Simms (undisclosed) and released TE Darion Griswold with an injury settlement.

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  Falcons | Matt Simms back with Falcons    Mon May 15, 04:46 PM

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Simms was re-signed Monday, May 15. WR Garrett Scantling was waived in a corresponding move.

Footballguys view: Simms will compete as a camp arm with the Falcons once again. They've got Matt Ryan as the starter, Matt Schaub as the veteran backup and rookie Alek Togerson (Penn) as a developmental prospect.

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  Saints | Several veterans trying out for Saints    Sat May 13, 02:28 PM

Free-agent QB Matt Simms (Falcons), OT Khalif Barnes (Saints), TE Clay Harbor (Lions) and OT Bryce Harris (Dolphins) are participating in the New Orleans Saints rookie minicamp this weekend on a tryout basis.

Footballguys view: Harbor would be the only player of interest here...if he gets to stay as more than a tryout player. Anybody catching passes from QB Drew Brees will always get out attention.

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  Falcons | Atlanta adds three to practice squad    Sun Sep 4, 04:17 PM

Free-agent QB Matt Simms (Falcons), WR J.D. McKissic (Falcons) and TE D.J. Tialavea (Falcons) were signed to the Atlanta Falcons practice squad Sunday, Sept. 4.

Footballguys view: Simms will stick around as a scout team QB. The Falcons are set with Matt Ryan as the starter and seasoned veteran Matt Schaub as his backup.

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  Falcons | Atlanta cuts two offensive players    Sat Sep 3, 01:49 PM

The Atlanta Falcons have released WR J.D. McKissic and QB Matt Simms.

Footballguys view: We might see Simms make a practice squad somewhere in the NFL, perhaps even with Atlanta. They got rid of Sean Renfree last week and only have two QBs (Matt Ryan, Matt Schaub) on the roster.

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  Falcons | Two players signed to PS    Mon Sep 7, 04:56 PM

Free-agent QB Matt Simms (Bills) and TE Marcel Jensen (Broncos) were signed to the Atlanta Falcons' practice squad Monday, Sept. 7.

Footballguys view: Jensen is worth monitoring in super deep dynasty leagues. He's a huge target with the ability to attack the deep middle seam of a defense.

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  Bills | Matt Simms, John Conner cut    Fri Sep 4, 02:11 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Simms and FB John Conner were released Friday, Sept. 4.

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  Bills | Matt Simms might still make roster    Wed Sep 2, 10:35 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Matt Simms is not believed to be in line to make the 53-man roster, and 'the odds are stacked against' him according to head coach Rex Ryan. However, if the team elects to cut QBs Matt Cassel or EJ Manuel, that could change things dramatically.

Footballguys view: We can't imagine Simms making the final roster, but a spot on the practice squad might be available for him.

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  NFL | Michael Vick work ethic questioned?    Mon Jun 15, 08:05 AM

Free-agent QB Michael Vick (Jets) has not drawn a lot of interest from teams mainly because of his work ethic with the New York Jets. Indications are Vick barely looked at the Jets playbook and yielded many of his reps to QB Matt Simms in practice.

Footballguys view: Shocking, we know. Sarcasm aside, it was clear that Vick had checked out last season. It's no surprise that he's getting no interest on the open market in this quarterback desperate league. Vick's playing days might be done.

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  Bills | Matt Simms claimed    Fri May 29, 05:34 PM

New York Jets QB Matt Simms was claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Bills Friday, May 29. The Bills also waived QB Jeff Tuel.

Footballguys view: We don't see Simms as anything more than a camp arm for the Bills. As a former Jets player, Simms has ties to Rex Ryan and he knows what the coach wants from a quarterback.

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  Jets | Matt Simms released    Thu May 28, 05:04 PM

New York Jets QB Matt Simms was released Thursday, May 28.

Footballguys view: No shocker here, despite what his dad said about him not getting a chance. Simms is a good teammate by all accounts and could end up as a decent backup, but he's no longer an option for the Jets. He might land somewhere as a backup.

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  Jets | Week 17 Inactives    Sun Dec 28, 11:41 AM

The New York Jets have declared SS Jaiquawn Jarrett, QB Matt Simms, C Nick Mangold, WR Percy Harvin, DL T.J. Barnes, WR Walter Powell, OG Wesley Johnson inactive for Week 17.

Footballguys view: Harvin was going to try to tough it out in probably his last game with the Jets, but he won't be active today.

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  Jets | Week 16 Inactives    Sun Dec 21, 11:29 AM

The New York Jets have declared OL Dakota Dozier, SS Jaiquawn Jarrett, QB Matt Simms, FS Rontez Miles, DL T.J. Barnes, WR Walter Powell, OG Wesley Johnson inactive for Week 16.

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  Jets | Week 15 Inactives    Sun Dec 14, 02:46 PM

The New York Jets have declared CB Antonio Allen, OT Dakota Dozier, C Wesley Johnson, WR Walter Powell, QB Matt Simms, DB Josh Thomas, DE Muhammad Wilkerson inactive for Week 15.

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  Jets | Week 14 Inactives    Sun Dec 7, 11:40 AM

The New York Jets have declared OL Dakota Dozier, TE Jace Amaro, CB Josh Thomas, QB Matt Simms, DL Muhammad Wilkerson, WR Walter Powell, OG Wesley Johnson inactive for Week 14.

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  Jets | Week 13 Inactives    Mon Dec 1, 07:05 PM

The New York Jets have declared OL Dakota Dozier, TE Jace Amaro, CB Josh Thomas, QB Matt Simms, DL Muhammad Wilkerson, WR Walter Powell, OG Wesley Johnson inactive for Week 13.

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  Jets | Week 12 Inactives    Mon Nov 24, 05:39 PM

The New York Jets have declared RB Bilal Powell, OL Dakota Dozier, DE IK Enemkpali, CB Josh Thomas, QB Matt Simms, WR Walter Powell, OG Wesley Johnson inactive for Week 12.

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  Jets | Geno Smith to serve as backup    Fri Nov 7, 04:50 PM

New York Jets QB Geno Smith (shoulder) has improved enough that he'll serve as the backup to QB Michael Vick in Week 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It'll be the first time that Smith will serve as a healthy backup in his short career. QB Matt Simms will remain on the active roster, but he'll be inactive against the Steelers.

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  Jets | Matt Simms to be No. 2 QB    Sun Nov 2, 12:44 PM

New York Jets QB Matt Simms will be the primary backup quarterback in Week 9 because the injury to QB Geno Smith (shoulder). Smith is not playing, because he could do further damage to his shoulder.

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  Jets | One promoted, one cut    Sat Nov 1, 06:42 PM

The New York Jets waived WR Chris Owusu and promoted QB Matt Simms to the 53-man roster Saturday, Nov. 1.

Footballguys view: Simms might get a look sometime the rest of the season, but this is also in part because Geno Smith's shoulder has been bothering him. Still, would anyone be shocked if Simms got a shot? Vick is a patch at most and it appears Geno Smith is not the answer at quarterback. If the Jets could get someone competent under center, Eric Decker and Percy Harvin would have a lot more value.

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  Jets | Make two roster moves    Sat Nov 1, 01:53 PM

The New York Jets signed QB Matt Simms to the active roster from the practice squad and released WR Chris Owusu Saturday, Nov. 1.

Footballguys view: This could be a sign that the team is going to take a look at Simms as a starter. They are pretty sure Geno Smith isn't their guy and at best Mike Vick is a placeholder. None of this is going to help you at quarterback but if they can find someone at least halfway competent, it will help Eric Decker and Percy Harvin.

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  Jets | Geno Smith's availability in question    Tue Oct 28, 05:06 PM

New York Jets QB Geno Smith's (shoulder) availability for Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs is in question, and he's experiencing 'minor soreness.' However, head coach Rex Ryan downplayed the severity of Smith's injury, and said the team hopes he can resume throwing by Wednesday, Oct. 29. QB Matt Simms will be ready just in case.

Footballguys view: Even if Smith was 1000 percent healthy, the team is moving forward with Michael Vick as the starter. This injury is only a footnote. Smith has struggled as a starter, and the team is going nowhere with him under center.

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  Jets | Sign seven to practice squad    Sun Aug 31, 07:18 PM

The New York Jets signed free-agents DT Tevita Finau, DL Kerry Hyder, SS Rontez Miles, TE Chris Pantale, OT Brent Qvale, RB Daryl Richardson and QB Matt Simms to the team's practice squad Sunday, Aug. 31. All seven players spent training camp with the team.

Footballguys view: Pantele and Richardson are players worth monitoring in super deep dynasty leagues. Richardson has the speed to break off big plays regularly, and he's tough to line up in the open field. Pantale has good hands and can work underneath routes.

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  Jets | Matt Simms improves    Tue Aug 26, 02:48 PM

New York Jets QB Matt Simms has shown improved as much as anyone, according to quarterback's coach David Lee.

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  Jets | Tajh Boyd to play in preseason game    Thu Aug 14, 03:56 PM

New York Jets QB Tajh Boyd will play in the second preseason game, according to head coach Rex Ryan. Ryan did not say if QB Matt Simms will receive any playing time.

Footballguys view: We're interested in seeing if Boyd can start playing up to his potential. Rewind two years ago, and there were some touting Boyd as a potential first-round pick. He fell to the sixth round of the 2014 NFL draft because of concerns over his consistency as a passer. He's athletic and has a strong arm, but Boyd needs to make better decisions when throwing the football.

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  Jets | Tajh Boyd, Matt Simms to compete for No. 3 QB job    Wed Jul 2, 02:49 PM

New York Jets QBs Tajh Boyd and Matt Simms will compete for the No. 3 quarterback job during training camp.

Footballguys view: Boyd is much more naturally gifted than Simms, and we believe he'll win the QB3 job with the Jets. He's an interesting developmental quarterback to keep an eye on in dynasty leagues.

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  Jets | Geno Smith believes there is a competition    Wed Jun 4, 04:05 PM

New York Jets QB Geno Smith said he believes in competition, and will compete every day. 'I'm looking forward to working with Mike,' Smith said. 'When I was with Mark Sanchez, we did a good job of doing the same thing we competed hard. That's what we do around here. We're going to compete on a daily basis, all of us, Matt Simms, Taj Boyd, every guy on this team is competing. It's a good sign for this team because it makes us get better day to day.'

Footballguys view: Smith is going to get every chance to prove himself as the starter. We think Michael Vick will make a bigger push for the starting job than some think. Vick has a stronger arm and even though he's not the same player he used to be, Vick is still a more dangerous athlete as a runner. We'll see if Smith can hold off Vick in training camp.

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  Jets | Tajh Boyd to battle for No. 3 job    Sat May 10, 07:37 PM

The New York Jets selected Clemson QB Tajh Boyd with the No. 213 overall pick in the sixth round of the NFL Draft Saturday, May 10. He is not a threat to displace QBs Geno Smith or Michael Vick, but he will battle QB Matt Simms for the No. 3 job during training camp and the preseason.

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