NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — New York was good to Phil Simms. Now his son will try and make his mark on the Big Apple.
The Jets signed quarterback Matt Simms, the youngest son of the former Giants quarterback and brother of ex-NFL signal caller Chris Simms, as an undrafted free agent Sunday.
“I just want to keep playing football. It’s as simple as that,” said Simms. “I just want to keep playing the game that I’ve been playing since I was a child.”
Jets coach Rex Ryan was impressed with Simms, who had stints in college at Louisville, El Camino CC and Tennessee. He’ll compete with Greg McElroy and G.J. Kinne for the No. 3 job behind Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow.
“The kid has the arm talent,” said Ryan. “Obviously he’s got the pedigree.”
Also on Sunday, New York signed safety Josh Bush, one of the team’s sixth-round draft picks, to a four-year contract.
Bush was signed after this weekend’s final rookie minicamp practice, his agent Dennis Boyev wrote on Twitter. The former Wake Forest star adds depth to the secondary after playing at both safety and cornerback in college.
The Jets also inked undrafted free agent offensive lineman Frederick Koloto. Both Koloto and Simms participated in the minicamp. Offensive lineman Kris O’Dowd was waived.
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