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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

Waiting their turn

That's what the quarterbacks on the roster find themselves doing a lot of during workouts.

Simple math would indicate that with seven quarterbacks on the roster, it wasn't going to be easy to divvy up the snaps. All Chris Simms did during a quick interview today was confirm this. Asked how coach Jon Gruden was splitting up reps between passers, Simms said the following:

"Right now I think it's whatever coach feels. He's trying to get Jeff (Garcia) accustomed to the offense. But it's tough because you don't get a lot of sustained reps. But we have a lot of practice left."

This will likely be less of a problem once they get to training camp because Gruden typically splits most of the reps between the first- and second-string quarterbacks. That will be Simms and Garcia.

As for his health, Simms looks good and says he feels good, too. He said he doesn't have any major effects from having his spleen removed after an injury last season. The only health concern he will have going forward is that he'll need to be vaccinated every few years against certain infections the spleen would protect against.

On another topic, Simms singled out the receivers as a strength of the team, even noting that David Boston looks better than last summer when he was coming off knee injuries in consecutive seasons.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:45pm]


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