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Rob Sims | Guard | #67

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/6/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 312
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 4 (128) / SEA

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Former Lions OG Rob Sims announced his retirement from football.
Only 31 years old, Sims received an offer from Lions GM Martin Mayhew early in the offseason, but opted to hang 'em up instead. A fourth-round pick out of Ohio State in 2006, Sims went on to make 114 starts, opening his career with the Seahawks and finishing it in Detroit. Sims was an above-average starter at left guard for the Lions from 2010-2013, before tailing off in 2014. Sun, Aug 23, 2015 10:53:00 PM

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Lions GM Martin Mayhew said the team has made an offer to free agent G Rob Sims.

"We’ve had some discussion with Rob," Mayhew said. "We’ll have to kind of wait and see what happens." Sims has started every game at left guard over the last five seasons for Detroit, but his play has noticeably tailed off the last two seasons. Now 31, Sims is not the long-term answer. Even if he re-signs, the Lions should target at least one interior lineman in the draft.
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 09:11:00 AM

The Lions have reached out to free agent LG Rob Sims about a return to Detroit.

Sims has generated very little buzz on the open market, so the Lions may offer him a minimum contract. Sims has started 80 straight games for the Lions.
Mon, Mar 23, 2015 05:27:00 PM

ESPN Lions reporter Mike Rothstein believes there is little chance free-agent G Rob Sims returns to the Lions.

Rothstein believes the Lions are looking to remake a large chunk of their offensive line, and could see a scenario where RG Larry Warford is the only player that stays put along the line. Sims was solid in 2014, but at 31 years old, he is not a building block asset. Sims is Rotoworld's No. 5 available guard.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Feb 7, 2015 12:08:00 PM

Lions LG Rob Sims is recovering from offseason surgery.

Sims hinted he's recovering from multiple clean-up type procedures, but nothing serious. Per the Detroit Free Press, the Lions have taken a "long look" at third-year undrafted free agent Rodney Austin in Sims' absence. Now 30, Sims is coming off a mediocre year, but should keep his starting job for 2014.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 06:40:00 PM

Lions LG Rob Sims hopes to sign a long-term extension this season.

Sims, 30, is set to make $2.2 million in the final year of his contract. He struggled to play above replacement level last season, grading out negatively in run-blocking by Pro Football Focus. Sims wants to finish his career in Detroit and is open to a team-friendly deal.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 03:32:00 PM

Lions LG Rob Sims has been limited during OTAs.

It means third-year undrafted free agent Rodney Austin has been running as the starting left guard. Sims' ailment is not believed to be major, while he hasn't missed a start since signing with the Lions in 2010. Going on 31, Sims graded out in the middle of the pack in Pro Football Focus' guard ratings last season.
Mon, May 26, 2014 03:24:00 PM

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

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

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