Broncos sign QB Chris Simms; Texans match offer to Anderson

The Tennessean is reporting that the Broncos have agreed to terms on a 2-year contract with former Bucs and Titans QB Chris Simms.  Simms, who was primarily the Titans 3rd string signal-caller will likely be the backup to Jay Cutler.

According to the report, the Titans wanted to bring Simms back to compete with Vince Young for the backup job behind Kerry Collins --

Simms stayed in touch with the team since free agency began on Feb. 27, but the opportunity to be Denver's No. 2 quarterback behind Jay Cutler was too good to pass up.

Simms, the son of former Giants QB Phil Simms, looked to be on his way to a promising career with the Buccaneers until a ruptured spleen ended his 2006 season and nearly his career.  His battle back has been a hard one, but now he appears to be on the cusp of making it.

Simms will compete with incumbent Darrell Hackeny for the backup job in Denver, though the competition may be over before it begins.

While the Broncos have signed many of their free agent targets, one has slipped away.  WR David Anderson will remain a Houston Texan after the team matched the Broncos offer sheet that Anderson signed last week.

 

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