Sims made the 53-man roster as an undrafted rookie in 2018, only to suffer a high-ankle sprain on the opening kickoff of the season. The Redskins were happy to stash him on injured reserve with an eye toward 2019, but Sims admits he struggled with not being able to play even after he regained his health. The 6-foot-5 wide receiver caught just 41 passes in four seasons at Alabama, struggling to make his mark in an offense dominated by Calvin Ridley and a strong rushing attack. The story was much the same for fellow Alabama product Robert Foster, who landed with Buffalo as an undrafted rookie and went on to post a 27-541-3 receiving line in 2018. The Redskins hope Sims can make a similar impact as a downfield weapon, though his game revolves around size more so than speed.
Sims (ankle) is unlikely to return to the active roster in the near future, JP Finlay of NBCSports.com reports.
With Jamison Crowder's (ankle) status remaining uncertain for now, the Redskins will likely opt to bring back a wideout from injured reserve within the week, although it seems unlikely that receiver will be Sims. It appears that Trey Quinn (ankle) has a step up on Sims in the pecking order, at least according to head coach Jay Gruden. "We'll probably just take one of them. Right now I think Trey is probably closer to returning than Cam," Gruden noted Monday. Still, it's a promising sign for Sims that he is heading in the right direction after landing on IR due to a high-ankle sprain in Week 1.
Sims (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Sims suffered a high-ankle sprain in Sunday's season opening victory over the Cardinals. The injury is serious enough to land him on IR for the remainder of the season. Brian Quick was subsequently picked up to replace him as a depth pass-catcher.
Sims suffered a high ankle sprain in Sunday's game against the Cardinals, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Sims left Sunday's contest in the first quarter and did not return. It appears as though Sims is still going through some final tests, so the Redskins should provide an official update on the receiver's timetable later on Monday.
Sims will receive an MRI on his injured ankle Monday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
With Maurice Harris (concussion) and Trey Quinn (ankle) also injured, any prolonged absence for Sims could thin out the bottom half of the Redskins wide receiver depth chart. The 22-year-old will hope the MRI results bear good news.