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Dion Sims | Tight End | #88

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/18/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 268
College: Michigan State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 4 (106) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs believes it's "likely" the Bears release TE Dion Sims prior to March 16, when $4 million of Sims' contract becomes guaranteed.
Sims received a "three-year, $18 million" deal from the Bears last offseason that included $10 million guaranteed. He already received $6 million of that in 2017 when Sims caught just 15 balls for 180 yards and one touchdown. Sims is paid too much, even though he's one of the best end-of-the-line pass blockers at his position. He was targeted one or zero times in seven games. Feb 9 - 10:35 AM

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Bears TE Dion Sims (illness) is active for Week 12 against the Eagles.

This was expected after he got in a full practice on Friday. Sims is not a fantasy option, but he puts a dent in second-round rookie Adam Shaheen's streaming appeal.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 11:40:00 AM

Bears TE Dion Sims (illness) is questionable for Week 12 against the Eagles.

Sims is fully expected to play this week after sitting out the Bears' last two games with an undisclosed illness. He was limited on Wednesday and Thursday before returning to a full practice on Friday. Second-round rookie Adam Shaheen had been starting in his place.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 02:47:00 PM

Bears declared TE Dion Sims, DB Bryce Callahan, OL Tom Compton, DL John Jenkins, RB Taquan Mizzell, QB Mark Sanchez and LB Danny Trevathan inactive for Week 11 against the Lions.

Sims has been battling an illness for weeks. Second-round rookie Adam Shaheen will draw another start in his place. Sam Acho (shoulder), DeAndre Houston-Carson (illness), Kyle Long (illness), Sherrick McManis (hamstring) and Roy Robertson-Harris (hamstring) are all active for the Bears.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 11:37:00 AM

Bears TE Dion Sims (illness) is questionable for Week 11 against the Lions.

Sims has been dealing with an illness for weeks and has yet to resume practicing. With Sims looking on the doubtful side, rookie Adam Shaheen seems likely to draw another start at tight end. Bryce Callahan (knee), Tom Compton (ankle), DeAndre Houston-Carson (illness) and Danny Trevathan (calf) are also questionable for Week 11.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 01:59:00 PM

Bears TE Dion Sims (illness) has yet to resume practicing.

It's very unusual for an illness to hold an NFL player out of practice, let alone games. Sims missed Week 10. He's obviously dealing with something more than a standard cold or flu. Adam Shaheen seems poised to make another start.
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 02:37:00 PM

Bears TE Dion Sims is inactive for Week 10 against the Packers.

The Bears are down to rookie blocker Adam Shaheen and converted WR Daniel Brown as their only two tight ends left standing with Sims and Zach Miller (broken leg, I.R.) on the shelf. The rest of Chicago's inactives are LB Danny Trevathan, CB Bryce Callahan, CB Sherrick McManis, DL Roy Robertson-Harris, OL Tom Compton, and QB Mark Sanchez.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 11:39:00 AM

Bears TE Dion Sims missed practice all week with an illness.

He's listed as questionable for Sunday's bout with the Packers. The Bears are already without Zach Miller (broken leg). Sims has blocked on 71 percent of his offensive snaps this year. His status may come down to a game-time call.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 02:46:00 PM

Bears TE Dion Sims caught 2-of-4 targets for 42 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 6 win over the Ravens.

He's now caught at least one pass in four of the Bears' first six games. Mainly a blocking tight end, Sims is an underrated receiver, but he doesn't get enough targets for comfortable streamer use. Zach Miller remains the tight end to consider starting in fantasy week to week on the Bears.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 05:06:00 PM

Dion Sims caught 2-of-3 targets for 31 yards in the Bears' Week 1 loss to Atlanta.

Sims and Zach Miller operated as the Bears' tight ends, with Miller drawing six targets to rank second on the team behind rookie wunderkind Tarik Cohen's 12. Sims did impress on a powerful, tackle-breaking 22-yard gain deep down the middle of the field. Still, neither Miller nor Sims can be viewed as a reliable fantasy play. They'll both be mere TE2s for Week 2 at Tampa Bay.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 04:13:00 PM

Dion Sims secured 2-of-4 targets for eight yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Bears’ third preseason game.

Mike Glennon overthrew Sims in the end zone on the Bears’ opening possession but found him all alone for a one-yard touchdown later on the same possession. Sims is more of a blocking tight end, though he’ll sometimes be targeted inside the red zone. He’s well off the fantasy radar.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 04:35:00 PM

Bears signed TE Dion Sims, formerly of the Dolphins, to a three-year, $18 million contract.

He got $10 million guaranteed. It's a ton of money for a blocking tight end who was forced into a pass-catching role for the Dolphins last season. Sims has sure hands, but is not a playmaker. He's averaged a well-below-average 9.4 yards on his 74 career grabs. He'll be second in line for targets behind Zach Miller.
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 08:55:00 PM

The Bears are reportedly close to signing free agent TE Dion Sims.

More of a three-down tight end than incumbent Zach Miller, Sims has also been far more durable and is more than a half-decade younger. The Dolphins hoped to retain Sims, but he has apparently received a better offer from Chicago.
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 02:46:00 PM

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are hoping to re-sign impending free agent TE Dion Sims.

Sims would be a worthwhile insurance policy for newly-acquired Julius Thomas, who has sat out 11 games the past two seasons. The question is whether Sims would be willing to return as a backup. Primarily a blocking tight end, Sims caught 26 passes for 256 yards and four touchdowns last season.
Tue, Feb 21, 2017 02:16:00 PM

Impending free agent TE Dion Sims says he's been told by Dolphins coach Adam Gase that the team wants him back as a starter.

"He told me he wants me back as a No. 1," Sims said. "I want to be back. I have obviously proven myself to be a starting tight end in the league and want to continue in that role. I’ve done some great things this year and improved a lot." We don't doubt what Sims was told, but Sims isn't suddenly going to be a big-time pass catcher. He has 74 grabs across 56 career games, and averaged a woeful 9.4 yards per catch. He's primarily a blocker. Tight end is a position of need for the Dolphins after Jordan Cameron busted in monumental fashion.
Thu, Jan 12, 2017 06:23:00 PM

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QB1Mitchell Trubisky
2Chase Daniel
3Tyler Bray
RB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3Taquan Mizzell
GLB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3RB1Tarik Cohen
2Jordan Howard
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Allen Robinson
2Josh Bellamy
3Tanner Gentry
4Mekale McKay
WR21Cameron Meredith
2Taylor Gabriel
3Kevin White
4DeMarcus Ayers
WR31Taylor Gabriel
TE1Trey Burton
2Dion Sims
3Adam Shaheen
4Daniel Brown
5Ben Braunecker
LT1Charles Leno
2Bradley Sowell
LG1Kyle Long
2Jordan Morgan
C1Cody Whitehair
2Hroniss Grasu
3Travis Averill
RG1Eric Kush
2Cameron Lee
3Will Pericak
RT1Bobby Massie
2Brandon Greene
K1Cody Parkey