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Dion Sims | Tight End

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/18/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 271
College: Michigan State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 4 (106) / MIA
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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. Mar 9 - 8:55 PM

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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.
Mar 9 - 2:46 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.
Feb 21 - 2:16 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.
Jan 12 - 6:23 PM

Dion Sims caught 5-of-5 targets for 34 yards in the Dolphins' Wild Card loss to the Steelers.

Sims closed out the regular season catching 4-5 weekly passes and offering 50-50 touchdown odds. He stepped up for a team in a pinch, but did nothing to suggest he was deserving of a bigger role in 2017. An impending free agent, Sims remains best suited to blocking. He turns 26 next month.
Jan 8 - 4:33 PM

Dion Sims was held catch-less in Miami's Week 17 loss to New England.

Sims has popped up for goal-line touchdowns at times this year, but his role in the Dolphins' passing game has been inconsistent at best. He won't be much of a DFS option in the NFL playoffs.
Jan 1 - 5:33 PM

Dion Sims caught 2-of-3 targets for 10 yards in the Dolphins' Week 16 win over the Bills.

Today was a reminder of the limits of Sims' "fantasy appeal."
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 06:05:00 PM

Dion Sims caught four passes for 31 yards and two touchdowns in Week 15 against the Jets.

Sims scored both his TDs on third-down goal-line passes. He's been a big red-zone factor for Miami since returning from injury, with TDs in three of his last four games. Sims won't be more than a touchdown-dependent streamer for Week 16 against Buffalo.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 12:14:00 AM

Dion Sims caught both of his targets for nine yards and a touchdown Week 14 against the Cardinals.

Sims will never score an easier touchdown than his seven-yarder in the second quarter. Jarvis Landry executed a textbook pick, and Sims was able to walk into the end zone. He saw just one more target the rest of the game. Sims has been more involved in the offense lately, but he will not be a realistic fantasy option Saturday night against the Jets.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 05:05:00 PM

Dion Sims caught 4-of-4 targets for 53 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' Week 12 win over the 49ers.

Sims has eight targets over his past two games, but remains primarily a blocker. He's not fantasy relevant.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 06:39:00 PM

Dion Sims caught 3-of-4 targets for 20 yards in the Dolphins' Week 11 win over the Rams.

Sims returned from his concussion last week, but he has just these three catches to show for his past two games. Sims plays every snap, but he's asked to block quite a bit. He won't be a streaming option in Week 12 against the 49ers.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 09:08:00 PM

Dolphins TE Dion Sims (questionable, concussion) is expected to play in Week 10.

Sims practiced fully this week after missing the last two games. He's cleared the concussion protocol despite his questionable tag. Sims should start against the Chargers, but isn't a Week 10 streaming option.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 08:31:00 PM

Dion Sims (concussion) was cleared to practice Wednesday.

Sims is practicing fully this week. He's on track to return after missing the last two games. Sims should resume his starting role against the Chargers.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 05:19:00 PM

Dion Sims (concussion) is out for Week 9 against the Jets.

It's a surprising development considering that Sims has been a full participant at practice this week. It was reported earlier that Sims had passed the league's concussion protocol, but apparently that hasn't happened yet. With Jordan Cameron also out with a concussion, the Dolphins are as thin at tight end as any team in the league.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 01:40:00 PM

Dion Sims (concussion) is practicing in full Wednesday.

He's cleared the protocol and should start against the Jets. He's not a fantasy option.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 03:40:00 PM

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