Pat Sims — Free Agent
This one isn’t a household name, but he’s a player who could help the Cleveland Browns. Pat Sims most recently played for the Cincinnati Bengals — his second stint with the Browns divisional — and in-state — rival. Sims is no spring chicken at 32-years of age, but the Browns don’t need a long-term answer at this point. What they need is someone who can come in and play well for them in spurts.
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That’s what Sims can do. He won’t be a full-time starter, but he did start eight games last season for the Bengals, showing he can be out there with the first team if necessary. He also was no liability for them.
Sims finished with 25 tackles and a half sack. The season prior for Cincinnati, he had 37 tackles and 1.5 sacks. He’s proven in his career that he can get a good push in the middle and will help against the run — which is where Cleveland struggled most.
He won’t be a factor in the passing game, but that’s perfectly fine. The Browns have players who can help in that regard and Sims would just be needed to provide some power with his 6-foot-4, 330-pound frame.