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BY NICK ST. DENISThe stage was set for Matt Simms and Kahlil Bell. It was a small stage by normal standards, but a big one for the two New York Jet reserves.With quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and Greg McElroy sidelined to injury and rookie Geno Smith kept away for insurance, the runway was clear for Simms Thursday night in the Jets' preseason finale against the Philadelphia Eagles.Simms played the entire game, connecting on 33 of 44 passes for 285 yards and helping his case for the third-string gig -- or maybe making the case for the Jets to carry four quarterbacks."It’s been coming on, there’s no doubt," Jets coach Rex Ryan said after the game. "You saw the improvement. He made some great strides through training camp. . . . Obviously, he’s a smart kid, has a great pedigree and is a local product. It was really great to see him get the opportunity and take advantage of it."Simms, the son of former New York Giants great Phil Simms, did fumble twice, though the Je...
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The New York Jets defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 27-20 in their final preseason game.
Matt Simms, son of Giant great Phill Simms, is doing all he can to make the Jets roster.
Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith both sat out of Thursday night’s game along with most of the other Jets starters. For the rest of the Jet players, Thursday night was a chance to prove to coaches they belong...
Sometimes in the NFL, you have to be at the right place at the right time. It seems Jets quarterback Matt Simms has positioned himself at just that perfect place at the perfect moment, and in doing so, he’ll have a game to show the New York Jets he can help the team. Simms, who would normally play very little for the Jets even in preseason play, will be the beneficiary of three...
In the preseason finale, the New York Jets gave Matt Simms his most extensive NFL action since coming into the league in 2012. Simms played the entire game against the Philadelphia Eagles and left the coaching staff impressed and the fans wanting more.
Simms was a mostly unknown commodity when training camp opened in late July. Most Jets fans forgot that Simms was actually with the...
Matt Simms, competing for the Jets' No. 3 quarterback job, led four scoring drives and Kahlil Bell had two touchdown runs and New York beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-20 in the teams' preseason finale Thursday night.
With the Jets' quarterback competition still uncertain, Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez didn't play. But Simms certainly showed he might deserve to stick...
It looks like the New York Jets are looking to get younger at the quarterback position. They decided to release quarterback Greg McElroy in favor of Matt Simms.
A few minutes ago, #Jets released backup and former #Bama star Greg McElroy, source says. Had served as Geno Smith's mentor for months.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2013
Simms had a very impressive preseason...
The Jets have until today at 6 p.m. to get their roster down to 53 players.
The most interesting question right now revolves around the No. 3 quarterback spot. Matt Simms completed 33-of-44 passes for 285 yards on Thursday night against the Eagles. Was it enough to secure him the third-string job over Greg McElroy?
Jets coach Rex Ryan raved about Simms yesterday.
“Oh my goodness”...
If you want to be a popular quarterback with New York Jets fans, your best best is to slide as far down the depth chart as possible. We know the backup quarterback is always the most popular guy in town but here with the Jets, the third and fourth stringers have truly become the belles of the ball.
After playing a respectable fourth quarter and overtime in last week’s pre-season...
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan took a lot of criticism for having Mark Sanchez in the game when he got hurt and it looks like they won’t take any chance of putting Geno Smith at risk this week. NFL.com is reporting that Matt Simms will get the start this week after the team signed Graham Harrell late last night.
Considering Geno Smith, Mark Sanchez, and Greg McElroy(he’s still...
With New York Jets' quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and Greg McElroy hobbled by injuries, second year gunslinger Matt Simms has made a strong case this preseason to be the team's backup quarterback to start the 2013 regular season.
Leave it to the Jets to put excitement into preseason games, especially the fourth preseason game, which is usually a battle between the backups. The roster needs to be cut down to the final 53 by Saturday night.WHEN: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 7:00 p.m. EST (TV-WCBS, Radio-ESPN New York 98.7FM)WHERE: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJWHAT TO WATCH FOR:- Matt Simms will start...
For a team trying to decide on a starting quarterback, Matt Simms sure looked pretty good for the New York Jets.
It came against the Philadelphia Eagles' backups, of course. And, Simms doesn't even know if he'll still be on the roster after this weekend. While Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith wait for Rex Ryan and the Jets to select a starter, Simms made a strong case to...
Although the Jets have not made any official announcements regarding cuts, it appears Greg McElroy will be released when the roster is trimmed down to its 53-man limit, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.McElroy, a seventh round draft pick out of Alabama in 2011, will be replaced by Matt Simms, the son of former Giants quarterback Phil Simms and undrafted free agent out of the...