The deal was announced on Thursday, less than a week after Simmons’ disappointing preseason performance Kansas City Chiefs, The Giants are sending the Cardinals a seventh-round pick in the 2024 draft.
The move is pending until Simmons passes his physical.
The 25-year-old Simmons was touted as a defensive prospect in the 2020 draft after a stellar college career. Clemson, But the 6-foot-4, 238-pounder never found a role with the Cardinals and was attempting to move from linebacker to a safer position this preseason.
Simmons has been active on the stat sheet, with 105 tackles in 2021 and 99 last season, but he also has a tendency to make big mistakes, which frustrated previous coach Kliff Kingsbury.
The Cardinals’ new administration – led by coach Jonathan Gannon and general manager Monty Ossenfort – decided not to exercise the fifth-year option on Simmons’ contract during the offseason. After a few months, he completely separated from her.
Reporting by The Associated Press.
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