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Dion Sims | Tight End

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/18/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 265
College: Michigan State
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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

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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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Tannehill
2Matt Moore
3Pat Devlin
4Jordan Rodgers
RB1Knowshon Moreno
2Lamar Miller
3Daniel Thomas
4Marcus Thigpen
5Mike Gillislee
GLB1Knowshon Moreno
2Lamar Miller
3RB1Knowshon Moreno
2Lamar Miller
WR11Mike Wallace
2Rishard Matthews
3Armon Binns
4Kevin Cone
WR21Brian Hartline
2Brandon Gibson
3Damian Williams
4Ryan Spadola
5Michael Rios
WR31Brandon Gibson
TE1Charles Clay
2Dion Sims
3Michael Egnew
4Kyle Miller
5Emmanuel Ogbuehi
K1Caleb Sturgis