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Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Report: Busy Broncos ink Chris Simms

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

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As the Denver Broncos try to repair their relationship with starting quarterback Jay Cutler, the team has filled its hole at backup quarterback.

The Tennessean is reporting that the Broncos have signed Chris Simms to a two-year contract. Simms will back up Cutler, who Denver will meet with in the coming days in an attempt to smooth things over after word leaked that the Broncos were considering trading him.

Simms will replace free agent Patrick Ramsey as Denver's backup signal-caller. New Denver coach Josh McDaniels opted against re-signing Ramsey.

The signing of Simms continues Denver's free-agency frenzy. The team has agreed to terms with 13 free agents, four of whom were signed Wednesday.