Sims worked out for the Titans on Tuesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports. Tennessee is in the market for a No. 3 running back after David Fluellen injured his knee in Sunday's win over the Patriots. While unlikely to match Fluellen's contributions on special teams, Sims could provide passing-down insurance for Dion Lewis, whose recent uptick in workload creates a higher risk of injury. Selected 69th overall in the 2014 draft, Sims averaged just 3.9 yards per carry and 6.7 yards per target while playing 47 of 64 games in his four seasons with Tampa Bay. He hasn't been a useful player since 2015.
Sims is working out for the Texans on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle reports. After being waived by the Buccaneers a week ago, Sims is now looking to catch on with the Texans. With D'Onta Foreman (Achilles) confined to the PUP list for the first six games of the regular season, Houston lacks reliable running back depth behind starter Lamar Miller and change-of-pace back Alfred Blue. It's conceivable that Sims, who logged 110 receptions over the last three seasons, could earn a depth role due to his pass-catching abilities.
The Buccaneers placed Sims on injured reserve Thursday. After injuring his left knee in Saturday's preseason game at Tennessee, Sims wasn't believed to be dealing with a serious concern, but Thursday's roster move indicates otherwise. Thus, his fifth professional campaign is over before it can even start. The development makes the backfield easier to parse out for Week 1 and beyond. Peyton Barber is the likely starter, with rookie Ronald Jones II and Jacquizz Rodgers providing support. Meanwhile, the fourth and final spot may come down to roster cuts on Sept. 1, but undrafted free agent Shaun Wilson may be closing in on a job as well.
Sims (knee) isn't practicing Monday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Although his injury isn't believed to be serious, Sims never figured to practice Monday after he got hurt in Saturday's preseason game agains the Titans. Some missed practice time wouldn't normally be a big deal for a player with his level of experience, except that Sims is trying to fend off competition from Jacquizz Rodgers and Shaun Wilson to earn a role on passing downs. The three players are competing for either one or two roster spots.
The knee injury Sims suffered Saturday against the Titans shouldn't jeopardize his Week 1 status, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Sims can help out in the Bucs' passing game to the point that he can make a ripple in PPR formats, but Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones II are ahead of him on the team's RB depth chart, a reality reflected by the trio's current ADPs. Sims still needs to fend off Jacquizz Rodgers and Shaun Wilson to lock down a role on passing downs.
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