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Jets invite Matt Simms to rookie mini-camp
Mike Tannenbaum joked (rather awkwardly, I might add) during the draft process about potentially going out and getting another quarterback. Even with starter Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow and third-stringer Greg McElroy, the Jets GM insisted you can never had enough quality pieces -- even at the quarterback position.
Well, the Jets reportedly have extended a tryout invitation to Matt Simms -- son of Giants icon and Super Bowl XXI MVP Phil Simms -- to attend their rookie mini-camp this weekend.
Simms, a Tennessee product (via Louisville and El Camino College), lost his starting job for the Vols in 2010 and started briefly in 2011. He attended both the Jets and Giants' pre-draft local workouts.
The Jets already have signed Tulsa QB G.J. Kinne to a undrafted free agent deal and have also extended a tryout invitation to Albany QB Dan DiLella as well, according to his agent.