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Dion Sims | Tight End

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/18/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 268
College: Michigan State
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Dolphins TE Dion Sims secured 2-of-4 targets for 15 yards in Miami's Week 17 loss to the Jets.
Sims finishes his second NFL season with 24 catches, 284 yards, and a pair of TDs. He flashed quality starting-caliber ability in spot starts when Charles Clay battled a knee injury this year. Also a plus blocker, Sims is one of the NFL's top No. 2 tight ends. With Clay headed for offseason free agency, Sims could be a sneaky low-end TE1 in 2015 if Clay is allowed to walk. Sun, Dec 28, 2014 06:14:00 PM

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Dion Sims secured 3-of-3 targets for 35 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' Week 16 win over the Vikings.

Sims is playing behind Charles Clay again, but "vultured" Clay with a 14-yard touchdown in the second quarter. A very useful second tight end, Sims has earned an every-week role in the Dolphins' offense, even if he plays limited snaps. He also is a proficient run blocker, and better there than Clay.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:40:00 PM

Dion Sims caught 2-of-3 targets for 18 yards in Miami's Week 14 loss to the Ravens.

Sims drew as many looks as Charles Clay. Sims has become a bigger part of the Dolphins' offense in recent weeks, but is still barely on the TE2 radar as a fantasy option.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 06:05:00 PM

Dion Sims caught four passes for 58 yards in the Dolphins' Week 13 win over the Jets.

Sims got a second consecutive start in place of injured Charles Clay. He reeled in all four of his targets, and had a couple big grabs on the game-winning field-goal drive in the fourth quarter. Sims is more blocker than receiver, but he's capable of catching whatever comes his way and moving the sticks. Sims won't be on the radar next week against the Ravens, even if Clay doesn't return.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 12:24:00 AM

Dolphins declared TE Dion Sims, DB Lowell Rose, LB Chris McCain, LG Daryn Colledge, OT Jason Fox, DT Anthony Johnson, and OG Billy Turner inactive for Week 9 vs. the Chargers.

Sims is in a walking boot with a toe injury. Colledge has a back injury to go with an illness, and will be replaced in the starting lineup by Dallas Thomas.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 11:32:00 AM

The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson reports Dolphins second-year TE Dion Sims has been much-improved since his rookie season, and is the favorite for the No. 2 job.

Sims is getting a ton of reps this week with Charles Clay (knee), Michael Egnew (concussion), and rookie Arthur Lynch (undisclosed) sidelined. He's reportedly catching the ball better in year two and making plays in the red zone. Sims needs to improve as a blocker, as he was gobbled up in the run game in 2013.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 02:04:00 PM

Dolphins rookie TE Dion Sims played a season-high 44 snaps in Sunday's Week 13 win over the Jets.

Fins OC Mike Sherman explained Sims played more as a function of intending "to run the ball more," which is a surprising approach even with 20-20 hindsight against the Jets' league-best run defense. A fourth-round pick out of Michigan State, Sims has had more of an impact as a run blocker than pass catcher this season. Sims has been targeted just seven times through 11 appearances.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 01:51:00 PM

Coach Joe Philbin suggested he wants Dolphins fourth-round TE Dion Sims to play more this week against the Colts.

Sims played 15 snaps in the opener. Charles Clay played 64. Michael Egnew played 21. OC Mike Sherman already said earlier in the week that Clay likely played too much. Sims is by far the best blocker of the group. His insertion into the lineup could help a running game that worked too hard for yards in Week 1.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 09:54:00 AM

Fourth-round rookie Dion Sims has been working as the Dolphins' No. 2 tight end early in training camp.

"I like [Sims] a lot," coach Joe Philbin said. "He’s doing a lot of good things. He has a chance to be a very good blocker in this league. He’s got soft hands. He’s had a very good camp. He’s going to be a good player." Sims has leapfrogged second-year TE Michael Egnew on the depth chart, but that was never going to be tough. Look for Sims to see his action on the line of scrimmage in year one.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 09:26:00 PM

Dolphins signed fourth-round TE Dion Sims to a four-year contract.

The 106th overall pick, Sims was primarily used as a blocker at Michigan State, but has slimmed down and is a natural pass catcher, even if he offers no explosive traits with the football in his hands. The Fins seem to believe Sims can grow into an Alge Crumpler type. He's expected to play significant snaps as a rookie behind blocking-deficient starter Dustin Keller.
Fri, May 17, 2013 01:13:00 PM

The Palm Beach Post believes fourth-round TE Dion Sims may be the "linchpin of the Dolphins’ draft class."

Beat writer Ben Volin expects Sims to be the Dolphins' primary blocking tight end, and to potentially lead all Miami rookies in snaps. Sims was one of the draft's top blocking tight ends, so it's not a far-fetched guess. Sims won't be a major pass-catching threat behind Dustin Keller.
Mon, May 6, 2013 11:18:00 AM

Dolphins selected Michigan State TE Dion Sims with the No. 106 overall pick.

Sims (6-foot-4 7/8, 262) caught 36 passes for 475 yards (13.2 YPR) and two TDs as a junior before turning pro. He played at over 280 pounds and focused on an in-line position, where Sims is right there with Travis Kelce as this draft's best blocking tight end. Sims ran 4.75 with a 1.60 ten-yard split and 35-inch vertical at the Combine, so he is athletic and may develop into more of a underneath receiving option in the NFL. Sims could see significant snaps as the blocking tight end, an area where Dustin Keller struggles.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 12:35:00 PM

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