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Simms Reportedly Will Stay With Giants

From Staff and Wire Reports

As a free agent quarterback, Phil Simms was free to go almost anyplace.

Instead, he chose to stay in the same place.

Simms on Thursday reached agreement with the New York Giants, the team he has been with for his entire 14-year career, on a two-year, $5-million contract, according to his attorney, David Fishof.

Simms, 37, is expected to sign the contract today.

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The agreement seemingly ends a two-year quarterback controversy between Simms and Jeff Hostetler. It almost certainly means that Hostetler, 31, who was former coach Ray Handley’s choice to replace Simms as the starter in 1991, won’t be a Giant next fall.

“Clearly this means Jeff will be seeking another team,” said Marvin Demoff, Hostetler’s attorney.


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