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Bills claim Matt Simms off waviers after QB released by Jets

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Matt Simms is joining Rex Ryan in Buffalo.Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Matt Simms is joining Rex Ryan in Buffalo.

Matt Simms is going to play for some familiar faces.

Rex Ryan’s Bills claimed Simms off waivers on Friday, one day after the Jets parted ways with him. Simms had requested his release, according to a source, and ended up landing in a much better situation in Buffalo. With the Bills he joins a very poor group of quarterbacks in Matt Cassel, EJ Manuel and Tyrod Taylor. Simms has a much easier path to making the team there than he did with the Jets, where he was on the outside looking in after the team drafted Bryce Petty in the fourth round.

Matt Simms is the son of former Giants quarterback Phil Simms and was on the Jets in 2013 and 2014 under Ryan, and was in training camp with the team in 2012. Bills QB coach David Lee, who used to be the Jets QB coach, was often very complimentary of Simms. Last August, Lee said Simms “has improved as much as any guy I think I can ever remember coaching.”

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