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Matt Simms | Quarterback

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
College: Tennessee

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Falcons signed QB Matt Simms to the practice squad.
Simms never had a chance to stick in Buffalo and will essentially be the No. 3 QB behind Matt Ryan and Sean Renfree in Atlanta. Sep 6 - 8:47 PM

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Bills waived QB Matt Simms.

Simms never had a legitimate chance to make the team and he solidified his release with a god-awful backwards pass/fumble in the preseason finale.
Sep 4 - 1:26 PM

Bills claimed QB Matt Simms off waivers from the Jets.

Simms has ties to both Rex Ryan and ex-Jets QBs coach David Lee. He'll be a sounding board in the Bills quarterback room, where he replaces Jeff Tuel as the No. 4 quarterback.
May 29 - 5:21 PM

Jets waived QB Matt Simms.

The Jets are now down to four quarterbacks, with Jake Heaps and Bryce Petty backing up Geno Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick. A 2012 undrafted free agent, Simms has attempted just 39 career passes.
May 28 - 4:02 PM

Jets re-signed QB Matt Simms.

Simms was set to be an exclusive rights free agent. A 2012 undrafted free agent, Simms has attempted 39 career passes, completing only 19 of them (48.7 percent). He'll try to hold onto No. 3 duties in training camp.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 04:53:00 PM

Jets signed QB Matt Simms off their practice squad.

WR Chris Owusu was released in a corresponding move. Simms will serve as insurance in case backup QB Geno Smith (questionable, shoulder) cannot go.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 01:50:00 PM

Jets waived QB Matt Simms.

Simms was thought to have beat out Tajh Boyd, but the Jets will only carry Michael Vick behind Geno Smith.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 04:17:00 PM

Matt Simms appears to have the Jets' No. 3 quarterback job "locked up."

Simms is competing for the gig with sixth-round rookie Tajh Boyd. Boyd didn't even play in the preseason opener Thursday night, while Simms played the second half and completed 13-of-18 passes for 96 yards. Boyd appears headed to the practice squad, and has been dubbed a "draft mistake" by the media.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 10:39:00 AM

Jets re-signed QB Matt Simms.

Simms, 25, appeared in three games this past season, completing 16-of-31 throws (51.6 percent) for 156 yards, one touchdown, an interception, and a lost fumble. Simms was scheduled to become an exclusive rights free agent in March, which meant he was staying with the Jets no matter what. Now it's official as he'll play out 2014 on a one-year, $495,000 deal. Once Mark Sanchez is released, Simms will officially be penciled in as the No. 2 quarterback behind Geno Smith. The Jets are expected to add at least one more quarterback to their roster. Simms is a favorite of the Jets' coaching staff, but lacks starting-caliber NFL tools.
Tue, Jan 14, 2014 10:02:00 AM

Matt Simms completed 9-of-18 passes for 79 yards and an interception in Sunday's Week 13 loss to the Dolphins.

Simms started the second half over a struggling Geno Smith, but was largely ineffective moving the offense. He took three sacks and had two turnovers, with most of his completions coming against prevent defense late in the fourth quarter. It's clear Simms isn't an upgrade over Smith, but the benching was needed after the Jets' brutal first half. With coach Rex Ryan declining to name a starter for Week 14, Smith isn't a lock to regain his starting job.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 04:33:00 PM

Jets coach Rex Ryan "dodged the question" Monday when asked if Matt Simms will get any first-team practice reps this week.

Judging from Rex's presser, it seems safe to say Geno Smith will be on an exceedingly short leash in Sunday's game against Miami. The Dolphins aren't a very good team, but their defense will be a recommended Week 12 fantasy play.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 05:04:00 PM

Replacing a struggling Geno Smith in the fourth quarter of Sunday's Week 11 loss to Buffalo, Matt Simms completed 4-of-6 passes for 60 yards and a touchdown.

His score went to TE Jeff Cumberland from 13 yards out. The Jets figure to turn back to Geno ahead of a Week 12 clash with the Ravens, but there are no guarantees. Wait to see what Rex Ryan says on Sunday evening and during his Monday press conference, after reviewing Smith's Week 11 game tape.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 04:32:00 PM

Coach Rex Ryan shot down a report from earlier in the week that said backup QB Matt Simms "has some real support to play" within the Jets' organization.

"Well, I think there are a lot of guys that like Simms, I don't think there's any doubt, but to say as our starting quarterback? I don't see that," Ryan said. "Again, I'm obviously saying that that couldn't happen, but we see Geno as our starting quarterback now, and that's how we see it. We like Matt -- or Phil, if you want." The Jets are going to ride or die with Geno Smith.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 09:36:00 AM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, backup QB Matt Simms "has some real support to play" within the Jets' organization.

"Should Geno (Smith) struggle, worth watching," Schefter reported. Simms is a 24-year-old former undrafted free agent out of Tennessee. He beat out Greg McElroy for the Jets' backup job in August, finishing the preseason with a 74.6 completion rate and 8.1 yards-per-attempt average without a turnover on 59 throws, albeit against deep backups. Smith has been the weak link on a Jets team that has otherwise been better than people expected. If Smith keeps giving the ball to the other team, the Jets' offensive staff may have to seriously contemplate a switch. Geno has five turnovers through two games.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 05:49:00 PM

Coach Rex Ryan talked up QB Matt Simms as one of the Jets' most improved players in 2013 training camp.

Simms will enter the season backing up Geno Smith, at least until Mark Sanchez (shoulder) returns. "This young man has really improved now ... oh, my goodness," said Rex of Simms. "Clearly, he has arm talent to play in the league. Quite honestly, I don't think I've ever seen anybody make the improvements he's made." Simms, 24, finished the preseason 44-of-59 (74.6 percent) for 478 yards (8.1 YPA), one touchdown, and zero turnovers. Simms did take a whopping seven sacks in the preseason finale.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 10:54:00 PM

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