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Bills awarded claim for QB Matt Simms


The Bills currently have a three-man competition at the quarterback position, but it didn't stop them from making an addition at the position Friday. Buffalo was awarded QB Matt Simms after putting a waiver claim for the recently released quarterback.

Simms, who was released by the New York Jets on Thursday, now joins a Bills team with the same head coach Simms had played under over the last three years in New York. Buffalo head coach Rex Ryan is very familiar with Simms' abilities and even made use of the third-string signal caller in four regular season games while coaching in New York.

The 26-year old quarterback was undrafted out of Tennessee, but spent the last three years with the Jets. In his four career appearances Simms completed 19 of 39 pass attempts for 195 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Simms even saw action against the Bills back in the 2013 season at Ralph Wilson Stadium when he was brought in to finish a 37-14 loss to Buffalo.

The Jets saw Simms as expendable after using a fourth-round pick to select Baylor QB Bryce Petty in the 2015 NFL draft.

Simms is one of two sons of former Giants quarterback Phil Simms who has played in the league. His older brother Chris played for five seasons in the NFL.

To make room for Simms on the roster Buffalo released QB Jeff Tuel. A former undrafted rookie signing, Tuel spent the last two seasons with the Bills, spending the 2014 season on the practice squad.

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