Player Page

Pat Sims | Defensive Lineman

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/29/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 310
College: Auburn
Contract: view contract details
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

Raiders re-signed DT Pat Sims to a one-year contract.
It's a quality signing by Oakland after Sims proved a valuable run defender in 2013. Still only 28 years old, Sims will leave the field on passing downs again, but is a true lane clogger in the middle. The Raiders' D-Line is shaping up as RE LaMarr Woodley, LE Justin Tuck, DT Antonio Smith, and NT Sims. Mar 28 - 3:39 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

The Raiders are not believed to be interested in re-signing free agent DT Pat Sims.

Sims, 28, played well for Oakland last season, making 16 starts and recording 54 tackles. But neither he nor the team appears interested in a reunion. Sims has only visited the Titans, so far. The Raiders have inked DT Antonio Smith and are said to be high on second-year DT Stacy McGee. Sims is a run plugger.
Mar 26 - 7:09 PM

Free agent DT Pat Sims is meeting with the Titans Thursday.

Sims played surprisingly well for the Raiders last season, notching a career-best 54 tackles in 16 starts. At 6'2/335, he'd be able to play the tackle or end position in Ray Horton's 3-4 scheme.
Mar 13 - 11:12 AM

Raiders signed DT Pat Sims, formerly of the Bengals.

Although Sims is one dimensional, he is an efficient run stopper and can fill a needed role on an Oakland defense that annually struggles to stop ground attacks. Sims turned 27 last November. He packs 335 pounds on a 6-foot-2 frame.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 05:48:00 PM

Free agent DT Pat Sims is visiting the Raiders.

After sitting out the first day of free agency, the Raiders are starting to make some calls. With Oakland's front seven being decimated by releases and departures, Sims wouldn't hurt for a role by the bay. Sims' injury history would necessitate a back-up plan if he's signed as a starter.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 02:22:00 PM

The Cincinnati Enquirer says unless the Bengals offer free agent DT Pat Sims a multi-year deal, then he's likely not going to be back.

Sims has been in the league for five years, but he's still just 27 years old. He's battled injuries over the last three seasons, though. Sims has broken his forearm, undergone knee surgery, damaged ligaments in his ankle, and battled hamstring woes, forcing him to miss 15 games. The former third-round pick could be a bargain for a team in need of a one-dimensional run stuffer.
Mon, Mar 4, 2013 06:24:00 PM

Bengals activated DT Pat Sims (hamstring) from the PUP list.

Sims will work his way into the defensive line rotation as a situational run plugger. The Bengals run defense ranks 26th in Football Outsiders' metrics.
Fri, Nov 9, 2012 12:50:00 PM

Bengals DT Pat Sims (PUP, hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday.

The Bengals now have three weeks to decide if they'll promote Sims to the active roster. If healthy, he can chip in as a run-stuffer off the bench. Cincy is currently giving up an unruly 4.40 YPC to opposing rushers.
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 12:06:00 PM

Bengals placed DT Pat Sims (hamstring) on the reserve/PUP list.

Sims has dealt with the hamstring injury since early in camp. He'll provide depth as a situational run-stuffer after sitting out the first six games of the season.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 08:45:00 PM

Bengals re-signed DT Pat Sims.

A run stuffer, Sims was limited to 297 snaps last season before landing on injured reserve with torn ligaments in his left ankle. He's appeared in at least 11 games for the Bengals each of the past four years, however, and will provide depth at tackle behind Geno Atkins and Domata Peko. The Bengals previously lost DLs Jonathan Fanene and Frostee Rucker in free agency.
Sat, Mar 24, 2012 10:10:00 AM

It's "believed" the Bengals have interest in re-signing DT Pat Sims and OT Anthony Collins.

The 2008 third-rounders have attracted surprisingly little interest considering their age and specialization. Sims is an effective situational run-stuffer while Collins is a fine swing tackle.
Source: Bengals.com
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 09:10:00 AM

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports free agent DT Pat Sims is expected to test the open market.

As is free agent OT Anthony Collins. A situational run stopper, Sims played 297 snaps across 11 games before torn ankle ligaments landed him on injured reserve in December. Still just 26, he'll attract interest as a run-stuffing specialist.
Sun, Mar 11, 2012 01:15:00 PM

Bengals placed DT Pat Sims on injured reserve with damaged ligaments in his left ankle, ending his season.

Sims got rolled up on during the Week 12 loss to the Browns, further damaging a banged-up Bengals defense. Sims' fourth season ends with 20 tackles and one sack in 11 games. He'll attract attention on the unrestricted free agent market this spring as a run stuffer.
Wed, Dec 7, 2011 11:46:00 AM

Bengals DT Pat Sims left Sunday's game against the Browns in the third quarter with a left ankle injury.

This has the look of a serious injury. Sims got rolled up on during a running play and needed to be carted off.
Sun, Nov 27, 2011 03:23:00 PM

Bengals DT Pat Sims (knee surgery) participated in his first practice of training camp Sunday.

Sims is expected to play in Thursday's preseason finale. The nature of his knee surgery unknown, but he figures to be part of a heavy rotation at tackle anyway. Geno Atkins, Domata Peko and Clinton McDonald are part of a young interior for the Bengals.
Mon, Aug 29, 2011 09:58:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Derek Carr
2Matt Schaub
3Matt McGloin
RB1Latavius Murray
2Darren McFadden
3Maurice Jones-Drew
GLB1Latavius Murray
2Darren McFadden
3RB1Latavius Murray
2Darren McFadden
FB1Marcel Reece
2Jamize Olawale
WR11James Jones
2Brice Butler
3Denarius Moore
WR21Andre Holmes
2Vincent Brown
3Kenbrell Thompkins
WR31Vincent Brown
TE1Mychal Rivera
2Brian Leonhardt
K1Sebastian Janikowski