Broncos cut quarterback Chris Simms |

Broncos cut quarterback Chris Simms

Mike Klis
The Denver Po
The Denver Broncos Chris Simms on the side lines as the game runs down in the 4th quarter vs. the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field in Landover, MD. Joe Amon, The Denver Post

A day after trading for quarterback Brady Quinn from Cleveland, the fallout continued Monday as the Broncos cut backup QB Chris Simms.

Simms, who played in parts of two games last season, was set to make $2.54 million next season.

In Week 11, Simms started against the Chargers in Denver. But he was benched after only three series in favor of an injured Kyle Orton. It was just Simms’ second start since 2006.

The Broncos now have three quarterbacks on their roster: Orton, Quinn and second-year pro Tom Brandstater.

Orton, who’s in Hawaii attending the NFL union meetings, said on Sunday after the Quinn trade: “We’ve made a lot great moves this offseason and this is another one. (Quinn) is a great player and I’ll be happy to work with him.”

The other moves Orton referred to were mostly about the Broncos revamping their defensive line with the signings of Jamal Williams, Justin Bannan and Jarvis Green.

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