Simms' son trying to make mark in Jets rookie camp
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - Matt Simms just wanted an opportunity to keep playing football.
It didn't matter to him that it came with the New York Jets, and it could upset all his friends who are Giants fans. The son of Phil Simms is trying to make his own mark in the NFL - wherever the journey leads him.
After stints playing quarterback at Louisville, El Camino College and finally Tennessee, Simms is at Jets rookie minicamp on a tryout and hoping to stick. And, he's not alone as a player in camp trying to follow in his famous fathers' footsteps.
Joining Simms are fullback Joe Suhey, whose father Matt blocked for Walter Payton with the Chicago Bears, and cornerback D'Anton Lynn, whose father Anthony helped the Denver Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowl titles.