CBA uncertainty complicates things for Simms

The stalled CBA talks could make contract negotiations tricky for the Buccaneers and QB Chris Simms.

Originally Published: January 13, 2006
By Len Pasquarelli |
Given the potential that Chris Simms demonstrated during his 10 starts in 2005, and the fact that Brian Griese is coming off knee surgery and has a $7.08 million salary-cap charge for 2006, it seems reasonable that Tampa Bay Bucs officials will consider signing the younger quarterback to a long-term contract extension in coming weeks.

Reasonable, but also risky, and for both sides.