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Position
LB
 
Jersey
59
Name  Ernie Sims
Born  12/23/1984
Height  6-0
Weight  230
College  Florida State
8/29/2011 7:58:00 PM
Description: Colts LB Ernie Sims has returned from his appendectomy and is competing for a nickel linebacker job. Source: Indianapolis Star
Insight: Sims should make the roster, but won't move up any more on the depth chart and will remain behind Kavell Conner for the starting WILL spot. He'll be a handcuff for Conner should anything happen during the course of the season, injury wise.
 
4/20/2010 3:33:00 PM
Description: According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, via Twitter, Sims confirmed he is slated to start at weakside linebacker for the Eagles.
Insight: Sims clearly has talent, and he could make for a nice sleeper in IDP leagues. (SportsBuff.com)
 
4/19/2010 1:13:00 PM
Description: Sims has been acquired by the Eagles from the Lions as part of a three-team trade.
Insight: Sims could be quite effective as part of the Eagles' defense, and could make for a nice sleeper in IDP leagues. (SportsBuff.com)
 
2/23/2010 12:25:00 PM
Description: Jason La Canfora of NFL.com reports "some teams" have interest in Sims.
Insight: The Lions are unlikely to move Sims, who should continue to be their starting weakside linebacker. (SportsBuff.com)
 
Out11/12/2009 4:46:00 PM
Description: According to the Detroit Free Press, in an update of a previous item, Sims (torn hamstring) is out indefinitely with a Grade 2 tear in his hamstring.
Insight: Some speculation suggests that Sims will miss a month with this injury. Rookie DeAndre Levy will start in his place on the weak side. (SportsBuff.com)
 
Doubtful11/12/2009 10:34:00 AM
Description: According to the Detroit News, Sims (hamstring) admitted he almost certainly won't play on Sunday against Minnesota.
Insight: Sims was injured during Week 9 against Seattle, and said expects to miss 2-3 weeks. Rookie DeAndre Levy will start in his place. (SportsBuff.com)
 
Questionable11/10/2009 2:01:00 PM
Description: According to the Detroit Free Press, Lions' head coach Jim Schwartz said that Sims' hamstring injury "has the potential to be" significant.
Insight: Sims left Week 9's game against Seattle in the third quarter with the injury. Rookie DeAndre Levy replaced him, and would be likely to do so if he can't go this Sunday against Minnesota. (SportsBuff.com)
 
Questionable10/1/2009 5:45:00 PM
Description: According to the Detroit News, Sims (shoulder) said he is "healthy enough to play" on Sunday against Chicago after returning to practice on Wednesday.
Insight: We'll wait for some official word from the team before making any conclusions about Sims' status for this weekend. (SportsBuff.com)
 
Questionable9/23/2009 8:06:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Sims (shoulder) could be out two weeks with what the Lions have called a "significant" shoulder injury.
Insight: The team is still not saying anything officially, but it looks like Sims is certain to miss some time. (SportsBuff.com)
 
Out9/21/2009 5:22:00 PM
Description: According to the Detroit Free Press, Sims (shoulder) is out indefinitely with a "significant" shoulder injury.
Insight: It is unknown how long Sims will be out, but he is almost certain to miss Week 3. The Lions' defense will miss him while he is out. (SportsBuff.com)
 
Steady7/4/2009 10:26:00 AM
Description: Sims told MLive.com that the Lions new defensive scheme should be a better fit for him. He said that he'll be able to play more instinctively.
Insight: Sims has been a solid IDP contributor in his three years in the league. Last year his solo tackles fell from 97 in 2007 to 71. He should probably be the first Lion defensive player off the board. (SportsBuff.com)
 
3/21/2009 12:58:00 PM
Description: MLive.com reports that Sims is ready for next season to start already, especially with the additions the Lions have made on the defensive side of the ball.
Insight: Sims had 113 tackles and one sack last season for the Lions and remains a great IDP fantasy option. (SportsBuff.com)
 
9/22/2008 9:52:00 PM
Description: Sims put up a game-high 11 solo tackles and 13 total in the loss to the Niners on Sunday. (Matt Schauf/SportsBuff.com)
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