Simms' Strong Preseason Earns Him A Spot On Gang Green's Roster

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the New York Jets have released quarterback Greg McElroy.

The former Alabama quarterback was sidelined during the Jets’ final two preseason games due to injuries. McElroy made his NFL debut on December 2, 2012 against the Arizona Cardinals, helping the Jets to a 7-6 victory. He was selected by the Jets in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

McElroy’s release allows quarterback Matt Simms to remain on the Jets’ 53-man roster. Simms played his college ball at Tennessee and went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft. He put in an impressive performance in the Jets’ preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Simms went 33 of 44 for yards against the Eagles. He led four scoring drives.

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