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Pat Sims | Defensive Lineman | #92

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/29/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 330
College: Auburn
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 3 (77) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Bengals released DT Pat Sims.
Veterans are subject to waivers at this point in the season, but it is unlikely Sims is claimed after struggling across 180 snaps. A third-round pick of the Bengals in 2008, Sims has spent eight of his 10 seasons in Cincinnati. LB Hardy Nickerson was signed in a corresponding move. Sat, Nov 18, 2017 12:44:00 PM

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Bengals re-signed DT Pat Sims to a two-year contract.

Sims played 218 defensive snaps for the Bengals last season and received positive marks from Pro Football Focus for his interior pass rush. The 30-year-old will compete for a rotational role in training camp.
Wed, Mar 16, 2016 09:41:00 AM

Bengals signed DT Pat Sims, formerly of the Raiders.

Demoted in Oakland last season after starting all 16 games in 2013, Sims spent 2008-12 in Cincinnati. Going on 30, he's a former third-rounder. He'll provide run-plugging depth for a defensive line that underachieved last season.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 02:55:00 PM

The Bengals are "believed to have interest" in free agent DT Pat Sims.

The 29-year-old was a third-round pick of the Bengals in 2008 and spent the first five seasons of his career in Cincinnati before moving on to Oakland the past two years. Sims would be a quality run-plugging lineman behind Domata Peko.
Tue, Mar 24, 2015 08:25:00 PM

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.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 03:39:00 PM

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.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 07:09:00 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.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 11:12:00 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.
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 09:10:00 AM