Cincinnati Bengals Re-Sign Pat Sims

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Oct 4, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) is hit by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Pat Sims (92) after he throws a pass in the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 36-21. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 4, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) is hit by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Pat Sims (92) after he throws a pass in the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 36-21. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Cincinnati Bengals have re-signed their backup defensive tackle Pat Sims.


The former 2008 third round draft pick by the Bengals is entering his ninth year in the NFL and seventh year in stripes. He had 16 combined tackles, and one tackle for loss in eight games during the 2015 season.

Sims, who spent two years with Oakland before returning to the Bengals, in his six seasons as a Bengal, has 154 combined tackles, five sacks, one interception, and nine tackles for loss. His role could increase this season if the Bengals choose not to bring back Brandon Thompson, who tore his ACL during last season.

The Bengals, nor Sims camp, has released the details of the contract agreement. The Bengals have now re-signed George Iloka, Adam Jones, and Pat Sims on defense, along with Eric Winston and Brandon Tate on offense.

The Bengals have remained relatively quiet outside of signing their own free agents so far this offseason. They have not yet brought in an outside free agent for a workout and they could be looking at familiar players outside the draft with plans on getting even younger.

If they don’t do anything more before the draft, it would be expected for the first two rounds to go after a wide receiver and a cornerback. There is still a little over a month and a few good prospects on the market, so it will be interesting to see what their next move will be.

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