Report: Denver cuts Simms

Well, that didn’t take long.

The Denver Post has reported that Denver has released backup quarterback Chris Simms. He became expendable when the Broncos traded for Cleveland’s Brady Quinn on Sunday.

Denver will go with a quarterback trio of starter Kyle Orton, backup Quinn and No. 3 quarterback Tom Brandstater in 2010. While Quinn will have to fight to be the starter, he is a clear upgrade over Simms as a backup.

Simms was terrible in a limited role while playing for an injured Orton last year.

Meanwhile, Orton told the Denver Post that he will report to the team’s offseason workout program Friday. This is a sign of commitment by Orton. He is a restricted free agent, and until he signs his tender (which isn’t due for months) he doesn’t have to attend the offseason program.