With Brady Out for the Year; Patriots Work Out Simms

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With the season likely over for Pats QB Tom Brady, the team appears to be already coming up with a backup plan, as sources say that the team will work out former Bucs QB Chris Simms today.  He was released by the Bucs after missing most of the last two seasons because of a ruptured spleen. He helped Tampa Bay to the playoffs in 2005.

Simms had reportedly worked out for the Ravens, but for whatever reason they didn’t sign him, instead they went with journeyman QB Matt Bouman.  There was plenty of talk in the offseason when it was apparent that Simms would be released that he would be a hot player on the free agent market.

As for other options for the Pats, Daunte Culpepper’s name has popped up, but the 31-year-old recently retired, and it does not appear that the Pats have a lot of interest there.  For now, the team will get ready for the Jets game Sunday with Matt Cassel and Kevin O’Connell, the Pats third-round pick out of San Diego State went 15-for-32 for 140 yards and one TD with two INTs in exhibition play. He has Brady-like size at 6 feet 5, 225 pounds.


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2 Responses to “With Brady Out for the Year; Patriots Work Out Simms”

  1. This puts the Patriots in a delicate situation as they were once again expected, by most experts, to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. If I were a Pats fan I wouldn’t be completely confident with Matt Cassell, however, the Pats have a very well rounded team and should be able to help him along. When you are throwing to Randy Moss it makes things a lot easier. It will be interesting to see how things unfold but don’t expet the Pats to make any significant moves at QB.

  2. PATS FAN says:

    NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO BE MATT CASSELL. HE PROBABLY WISHES THAT LAST YEAR WHEN THE PATS WERE REALLY RUNNING THE SCORE UP ON SOME TEAMS THAT HE WOULD HAVE HAD SOME MEANINGFUL SNAPS WITH THE FIRST OFFENSE. HOWEVER, HE KNOWS THE OFFENSE, HAS MORE SKILLS THAN WE HAVE YET SEEN, AND IS CERTAINLY MORE ELUSIVE THAN TOM WAS (SUPERBOWL) THAT SAID IT WOULD BE A GREAT MOVE TO GET A HEALTHY CHRIS SIMS INTO CAMP AS A STRONG RESERVE.