November 24, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Pat Sims (90) defends during the first quarter against the Tennessee Titans at Coliseum. The Titans defeated the Raiders 23-19. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders Re-Sign DT Pat Sims For 1 Year

The Oakland Raiders have brought in a lot of new blood on defense since the beginning of free agency, but on Friday they brought back one of their incumbents, re-signing defensive tackle Pat Sims to a one-year deal.

The signing was first announced via Twitter by Sims’ agent, Rick Smith:

The Raiders later confirmed the transaction via Twitter:


Sims started all 16 games for the Raiders in 2013 after signing as a free agent last spring. He had a career-high 54 tackles and also logged two sacks.

The 6-foot-2, 310-pound Sims spent his first five seasons with the Bengals, starting 23 games while playing in 60, logging five sacks and an interception.

He was a third-round pick by Cincinnati out of Auburn in 2008. Sims ranked 17th among defensive tackles with a 14.7 overall grade, according to Pro Football Focus.

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