Simms is No. 2 QB again; Amendola out

September, 12, 2013
9/12/13
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New York Jets decided once again to dress Matt Simms ahead of veteran Brady Quinn as the No. 2 quarterback.

Quinn was inactive for Thursday night's game against the Patriots at Gillette Stadium. He has been with the Jets for two weeks, save for his 48-hour period in free-agent limbo last weekend, but the Jets evidently feel more comfortable with Simms as the No. 2 (for now) even though he has no NFL experience.

With wide receiver/punt returner Jeremy Kerley sidelined with a concussion, the Jets activated wide receiver Ben Obomanu, who re-signed Tuesday. Obomanu will be the fifth receiver.

No surprises among the Jets' inactives: quarterback Mark Sanchez, guard Will Campbell, tackle Ben Ijalana, tackle Oday Aboushi and linebacker Quinton Coples.

For the Patriots, the news (if you can call it that) is that wide receiver Danny Amendola (groin) is inactive. That was expected, as he was listed as doubtful. Their other inactives are running back Brandon Bolden, tight end Zach Sudfeld, linebacker Steve Beauharnais, guard Will Svitek, tight end Rob Gronkowski and defensive tackle Chris Jones.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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