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Rob Sims | Guard

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/6/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 312
College: Ohio State
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Lions LG Rob Sims says he's "right where (he wants) to be" with his weight after gaining 15 pounds.
Sims admits the weight gain will sap his quickness. "Of course I'm a lot quicker at 290 pounds, but I need a happy medium between being as quick as I can be and being as strong as I can be," he said. "I am right where I want to be." The Lions were apparently on board with Sims bulking up, but more in the range of 5-10 pounds than 15-20. Sims played near 300 in 2011, and will likely tip the scales in the vicinity of 310 this season. Sat, May 19, 2012 03:39:00 PM

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Lions LG Rob Sims showed up to the team's offseason program 20 pounds heavier than he was last season.

Lions OL coach George Yarno insists the weight gain was on purpose. "He wanted to just be a little firmer in the run and the pass," Yarno said. "He was right at 300 (last year), and I think he wants to be in the 315-320 range to have more mass in order to get movement in the run game." Yarno did admit Sims has "got to get in shape," and is "not ready to play a game right now."
Thu, May 10, 2012 05:49:00 PM

Lions signed LG Rob Sims to a four-year extension through 2014.

Left tackle Jeff Backus' pass-blocking whiffs have sidelined Matt Stafford for a second straight year, but Sims isn't to blame. He's solidified a longtime trouble spot at left guard in Detroit with consistent performance both on the ground and when the Lions have gone to pass. The 26-year-old was a value pickup in the offseason. The Lions got him for a fifth-round pick.
Fri, Oct 8, 2010 01:34:00 PM

The Lions have given no indication that they plan to extend LG Rob Sims' contract after dealing for him on Monday.

Sims, the 15th different guard to start between left tackle Jeff Backus and center Dominic Raiola, hopes to stay in Detroit. He'll have to prove early in the season that he's the solution at left guard before the Lions lock him up.
Tue, Apr 6, 2010 05:44:00 PM

Lions acquired OG Rob Sims from the Seahawks in exchange for a fifth-round draft choice.

Sims, 26, will likely move into the Lions' starting lineup immediately at left guard. Though somewhat injury prone, Sims has racked up 31 starts over the last three seasons and is a low-risk acquisition because he's only under contract through 2010 at a mere $1.176 million. 2009 LGs Manuel Ramirez and Daniel Loper may now be left fighting for one roster spot in Detroit.
Mon, Apr 5, 2010 12:53:00 PM reports that Seahawks restricted free agent OG Rob Sims could be traded by as soon as this week.

Chicago and Detroit are considered his most likely two destinations. Sims signed his tender late last week, so he can be shipped off immediately. The Seahawks have made it abundantly clear that he won't be returning to Seattle.
Mon, Apr 5, 2010 12:26:00 AM

The Browns are, in fact, one of four teams interested in Seahawks G Rob Sims, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported just two weeks ago that the Browns didn't have a "strong" interest in Sims, so there are conflicting reports about a player Mike Holmgren used to coach. Sims signed his tender offer Thursday, preparing for a trade to either the Browns, Lions, Bears, or Eagles.
Thu, Apr 1, 2010 11:18:00 PM

Seahawks re-signed restricted free agent OG Rob Sims to a one-year, $1.176 million contract.

Sims believes signing the tender will expedite a trade out of Seattle. The Bears and Lions have expressed interest, and the Eagles could also enter the picture. Detroit appears to be the most likely destination at this point.
Thu, Apr 1, 2010 02:00:00 PM

The Lions are "strongly considering" trading for Seahawks restricted free agent G Rob Sims, a league source tells's Jason La Canfora.

The 'Hawks put Sims on the block because he doesn't fit their zone-blocking scheme, but he's only 27 and started 16 games back in 2007. The Lions have not made upgrading their front five a priority so far this offseason, but Sims would be a solid addition to Scott Linehan's power-blocking offense.
Wed, Mar 31, 2010 09:23:00 AM

Ex-Seahawks coach Jim Mora has stayed in touch with OG Rob Sims, and confirmed Monday that Sims has been banned from the team's offseason program.

"Rob Sims is out of there, they've already told him," Mora said. "They aren't letting Rob Sims work out at the facility, so he's gone." Sims is likely available for a late-round pick. He was Seattle's fourth-round selection in 2006.
Mon, Mar 22, 2010 11:01:00 PM

The Browns do not have a strong interest in Seahawks OG Rob Sims, who is being shopped around the league.

Cleveland seemed like a viable trade partner with the free agent loss of Rex Hadnot and the fact that Sims' former coach Mike Holmgren runs the football operations. The Seahawks are going to have trouble unloading Sims with his injury history and declining play.
Sat, Mar 20, 2010 08:16:00 PM

The Seahawks have reportedly told OG Rob Sims to stay away from voluntary offseason workouts.

The team is actively working to trade Sims, who doesn't fit new OL coach Alex Gibbs' zone-blocking system. The Browns are rumored to have interest.
Wed, Mar 17, 2010 02:56:00 PM

Seahawks OG Rob Sims is reportedly drawing strong trade interest from several teams this offseason.

Sims was tendered at the fourth-round level by the Seahawks. His old coach Mike Holmgren is believed to be interested in bringing him to Cleveland. Sims would conceivably replace the Rex Hadnot-Porkchop Womack rotation at right guard with the Browns. Good luck keeping him healthy.
Tue, Mar 16, 2010 09:58:00 PM

The Seahawks extended a low (original pick) tender to restricted free agent OG Rob Sims.

Sims, originally a fourth-round pick, has fallen by the wayside after starting all 16 games in 2007. Since, he's appeared in just five games and missed much of last year with a serious ankle injury. He was lucky to get tendered.
Thu, Mar 4, 2010 01:55:00 PM

Seahawks RG Rob Sims will miss multiple weeks at least after injuring his ankle in Sunday's loss to Indianapolis.

The injuries don't stop in Seattle. The Seahawks are now down three projected Week 1 starters on the front five, and none of them (also Walter Jones - knee, Sean Locklear - ankle) are good bets to play before November.
Mon, Oct 5, 2009 06:25:00 PM

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