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.
Originally seen as a candidate to back up Matt Ryan this season, an undisclosed injury derailed any chances of that happening for Simms. He'll be free to sign on as a potential backup with any team once he is healthy and released from IR.
Simms (undiscloed) was waived/injured by the Falcons on Saturday.
Simms was a top candidate for be Matt Ryan's backup at the beginning of the preseason, but this mystery ailment has dwindled those chances when it became time to make cuts. He's expected to clear waivers and revert to injured reserve.
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 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.
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|2013||New York Jets||3||0||31||16||51.6||156||5.03||25||1||1||4/23||2||0||63.4|
|2014||New York Jets||1||0||8||3||37.5||39||4.88||21||0||0||0/0||1||0||53.6|
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