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Ravens opt for Harrington over Simms

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UPDATE, 4:42 p.m.: Now, we are told the Ravens have opted to sign Joey Harrington over Simms and Todd Bouman, who also received consideration. That means Simms' efforts to land on a roster will have to continue.

It's unclear what led to the decision, but finances potentially played a role. We'll share more details as we learn more.

UPDATE, 4:02 p.m.: The latest word is that Simms is having a workout for the Ravens and took a physical exam earlier today. Reports out of Baltimore indicate Simms was optimistic about a possible deal when asked after his arrival this morning.

The Cowboys appear to be no longer an option. Word is they are looking at another option, Brooks Bollinger.

1:04 p.m.: Quarterback Chris Simms is in discussions with the Baltimore Ravens, who are particularly thin at quarterback and are in the market for a veteran to pair with rookie Joe Flacco.

Simms is believed to be visiting with the team today, though nothing has been finalized yet.

The Ravens' level of interest remains unknown. But with Troy Smith having been recently hospitalized with an illness and Kyle Boller out with a shoulder injury, the Ravens are naturally concerned about their quarterback unit.

Simms was released by the Bucs on Saturday, and despite playing unevenly during the preseason, he arguably is the most appealing free-agent quarterback on the market after the weekend's wave of cuts.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:09pm]

    

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