Simms (undisclosed) has agreed to an injury settlement with the Falcons, per the official NFL media site transaction log. Simms reverted to injured reserve Monday after being waived with an injury designation Sunday. While the nature of his injury remains a mystery, Simms is now eligible to sign with another team.
Simms completed 10 of 20 pass attempts for 104 yards in Thursday's 23-20 preseason loss to the Dolphins. Matt Ryan played just one series in the preseason opener, and it was Simms who got the nod over Matt Schaub and Alek Torgersen for the majority of the snaps. Simms hasn't played a down in the NFL since the 2014 season, but perhaps the coaching staff sees something in him that has him in the early running for a role on the final roster.
Simms signed a contract with the Falcons on Monday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Simms has spent time with the Falcons in the past, though he's never made the regular season active roster. He'll attempt to make it out of training camp as Matt Ryan's backup, though he'll have to beat out veteran quarterback Matt Schaub for the spot.
Simms finished 10-of-13 for 136 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason win over the Browns. Simms is battling Matt Schaub for the right to back up Matt Ryan, but it will take more than one decent performance to supplant the veteran. His statline is encouraging, nonetheless.
Simms signed a future contract with the Falcons in January of 2016. Simms will compete with Sean Renfree for the right to back up Matt Ryan in 2016.
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