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New Broncos coach Josh McDaniels has called a team meeting today, presumably to discuss the Jay Cutler situation.

While the Buccaneers and Jets have been prominently mentioned as prime suitors for Cutler, their proposals would have to involve a third team since unlike the Redskins (Jason Campbell), Browns (Derek Anderson or Brady Quinn) and Lions (the No. 1 overall pick), they don’t have an appealing quarterback to send back to the Broncos.

One unnoticed twist in the Redskins’ part of this saga is that Cutler’s backup last year was Patrick Ramsey, now a free agent. Ramsey, of course, was the Redskins’ starter when they traded with Denver for the right to choose Campbell in the 2005 draft. By halftime of that season’s opener, Ramsey had been benched for Mark Brunell. Ramsey was traded the following offseason to the Jets. He then moved to Denver as a free agent in 2007.

Chris Simms, who has thrown just two passes since suffering a splenectomy in the third game of 2006 while playing for the Bucs, is Cutler’s current backup.

- David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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