Stray Arrows: Simms Watch


Not that Sims from Tampa Bay–Chris Simms. Apparently, there is no way in hell the Bucs are going to keep him. From ESPN’s NFC South Blog:

Simms wants out of Tampa Bay. Gruden’s got five quarterbacks and Simms still is No. 5 on his list. Heck, Gruden would probably go out and pick up another quarterback from somewhere else before he keeps Simms.

Nothing has changed between Gruden and Simms, despite a strong showing by the quarterback in Saturday night’s preseason opener. The Bucs still want to unload Simms, who hasn’t played in a regular-season game in 2006 and they’ll continue to showcase him every chance they get.

Look for Simms to get extensive playing time in Sunday night’s second preseason game against New England. The Bucs want to show the rest of the league that Simms is healthy and try to drive up his trade value.

Keep an eye on how the Chiefs‘ quarterbacks play Saturday night, and then to how Simms performs a day later. That should tell us whether we are going to be interested or not.

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