Sims was released by the Rams on Thursday, Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register reports. The Rams shed a pair of veteran defensive ends Thursday by trading William Hayes and releasing Sims. According to Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News, part of the reasoning behind those moves is that the Rams are switching from a 4-3 front to a 3-4 look under new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. Sims played 535 defensive snaps in 2016 but only registered 2.5 sacks from the right defensive end spot.
Sims (concussion) will be active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Rams' insider Myles Simmons reports. Sims was forced out of the Rams' Week 10 contest against the Jets due to a possible concussion, but he's since been able to clear through the league's protocol and will be good to go in Week 11.
Sims (concussion) will not return to Sunday's contest against the Jets, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com reports. Sims is still being evaluated for a possible concussion, so he won't be able to return to game action until Week 11 against the Dolphins if he's cleared. Ethan Westbrooks figures to see an expanded role at defensive end in Sims' absence.
Sims is being evaluated for a concussion, Alden Gonzalez of ESPN reports. Sims took a blow to the head in the second quarter of Sunday's game. Should he not be able to return, expect Ethan Westbrooks to see additional snaps at defensive end for the Rams.
Sims recorded a sack and three solo tackles during Sunday's loss to the Panthers. Sims played just 26 of 64 (41 percent) of the Rams' defensive snaps, and he'll likely continue to see fewer opportunities with Robert Quinn receiving an increase in playing time following his shoulder injury. Sims' three starts this season all came with Quinn inactive or limited, after all. It's likely best to view Sims' breakout game as more of a blip on the radar than a sign of things to come.