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The latest on Simms



Chris Simms didn't play Saturday night in Jacksonville but said he hopes to be able to get some time against the Dolphins this week.

He said he sees tangible signs of progress in his effort to return to form nearly a year after suffering a ruptured spleen in Week 3 of the 2006 season.

"It's sometimes hard to tell day to day," he said, ". . . but I just feel like a I have a little more control over my body."

Maybe the most interesting thing he said was this, when asked if he is injured: "I'm 100 percent healthy. I'm not injured. Now, am I 100 percent recovered? I think it's a matter of getting my body back to the way it was."

There's some gray area there, but if you listen carefully, it's clear Simms isn't himself as a result of his injury. The problem is, the injury occurred last season, and that fact alone might be enough to eliminate any liability for the franchise.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:48pm]


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