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Agent: Pat Sims re-signs with Raiders

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The Raiders have brought in no shortage of outside help in free agency.

However, on Friday, they moved to retain one of their starters from a season ago, re-signing defensive tackle Pat Sims to a one-year deal, agent Rick Smith said on Twitter.

Sims, 28, started all 16 games for Oakland in 2013, playing 694 snaps, according to Pro Football Focus. He notched a career-best 54 tackles.

The 6-foot-2, 310-pound Sims joined the Raiders last March after five seasons with the Bengals, who drafted him in the third round in 2008. He was No. 102 in PFT’s rankings of the top free agents of 2014.

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39 Responses to “Agent: Pat Sims re-signs with Raiders”
  1. oakfolk says: Mar 28, 2014 4:29 PM

    Nice!

  2. str8cashomie17 says: Mar 28, 2014 4:31 PM

    I’m a bit surprised it took this long to sign him. He played suprisingly well last season.

  3. blackbeard43 says: Mar 28, 2014 4:36 PM

    d-line depth.

  4. djcologne says: Mar 28, 2014 4:39 PM

    No doubt….like this move a lot….very effective when shuttled in/out.

  5. thevikesarebest says: Mar 28, 2014 4:40 PM

    I guess he hates winning.

  6. hogwildbarbeque says: Mar 28, 2014 4:43 PM

    Left Defensive End: Justin Tuck
    Left Defensive Tackle: Pat Sims
    Right Defensive Tackle: Stacy McGhee
    Right Defensive End: Lamar Woodley

    With A. Smith too who plays Tackle and End? New look d-line is gonna be problems!

  7. greg2geez says: Mar 28, 2014 4:46 PM

    Not crazy about this dude saw him take way too many plays off. Good player when he wants to be. One year deal can’t hurt and I don’t see Tuck and Antonio cutting Sims much slack, vets could be best thing for him.

  8. El Pollo Loco says: Mar 28, 2014 5:01 PM

    Finally a decent signing by the raiders!

  9. raiderrob21 says: Mar 28, 2014 5:03 PM

    LOVE ME SOME PAT SIMS!
    Welcome back big boy!

    RAIDER NATION!!!!!

  10. wlai420 says: Mar 28, 2014 5:19 PM

    The dude had 10 tkls and a sack against SD week 15, straight beast. Hopefully he can do it more than once next year

  11. ed3557 says: Mar 28, 2014 5:28 PM

    Sims was a really good player for the Bengals when he was healthy; he had a series of injuries which held him back, but when he played, he was tough; this is a good signing for the Raiders..

  12. tdubdizzle says: Mar 28, 2014 5:45 PM

    Good depth, if the Raiders can get a couple more D lineman in the draft then they’re really going to be rolling.

    Hopefully, Jack Crawford can come up big this year too. I havent really heard his name since we drafted him.

  13. tdubdizzle says: Mar 28, 2014 5:47 PM

    Including the MJD signing today,Reggie is really making everyone that doubted him look stupid.

  14. sharksman says: Mar 28, 2014 5:50 PM

    Getting better every day !!
    with MJD and DMC would should a 1 complete RB
    sign Jackson and we have the makings of a much improved team

  15. andreboy1 says: Mar 28, 2014 5:54 PM

    Justin Tuck- 4 sacks next year

    Lamarr Woodley- 6 1/2 sacks next year

    Antonio Smith 3 sacks next year

    Good luck with that “scary” d-line next year delusional Raider fans

  16. racerx1225 says: Mar 28, 2014 5:59 PM

    Retard: Tuck had 11.5 last year.

  17. racerx1225 says: Mar 28, 2014 6:00 PM

    Great move by Reggie!

    The D is gonna be much better all around.

  18. ariani1985 says: Mar 28, 2014 6:02 PM

    Why does SF always lose to my vikings?

  19. russellwilsonismymvp says: Mar 28, 2014 6:12 PM

    andreboy1 says:Mar 28, 2014 5:54 PM

    Justin Tuck- 4 sacks next year

    Lamarr Woodley- 6 1/2 sacks next year

    Antonio Smith 3 sacks next year

    Good luck with that “scary” d-line next year delusional Raider fans
    ———————————–
    Rubbing your boyfriend’s crystal ball(s) again???

  20. blackhole7711 says: Mar 28, 2014 6:13 PM

    Why did it take so long to resign him? I thought he was one of our few bright spots last year.

  21. God Waves His Terrible Towel™ says: Mar 28, 2014 6:13 PM

    Wow, what an absolutely pointless signing.

  22. rhemish says: Mar 28, 2014 6:23 PM

    He produced I wish it was for three years instead of 1 oh yeah he’s under thirty Reggie can’t sign him then

  23. vegasgreek says: Mar 28, 2014 6:36 PM

    Raiders also signed DE CJ Wilson too .

  24. raiderraffeal says: Mar 28, 2014 6:43 PM

    I can’t remember the last time I’ve been this excited about the Raiders upcoming season. I would love to see them bring home another Cali Native in D. Jackson! RAIDER NATION!!!!!

  25. iccrmkd says: Mar 28, 2014 6:43 PM

    If ur wondering Y the Raiders r waiting on resigning their players…..I think its Bcuz McKenzie wants Players WHO want 2 b in OAKLAND….RAIDERS4LIFE…

  26. radrntn says: Mar 28, 2014 6:44 PM

    keep them coming….could really see us using our 2nd rd pick on a DT as well. Good chance that either Donald, Jerrigan, Hageman or NIx will be there.

  27. linebacker5819 says: Mar 28, 2014 7:01 PM

    Oakland really needed some defensive line depth, and Sims played very well last year. The Sims signing will have a much bigger impact on this defense than some other big name contracts.

    Not a fan of Reggie’s off season so far, but this one I like.

  28. raidermike34 says: Mar 28, 2014 7:17 PM

    Why all the hate? could it be your own team ran out of $$ and all u can do is just rant! All the contracts that we signed during FA are nothing exorbitant, and remember they all have to make the team in spring training. nothing is legit! no guarantees ask Schaub..

    These guys all have plenty of gas in the tank, if it was another team they would throw out the fanfare.. what happens if DJAX signs on?
    would that be another bad signing?

    For a hater to take the time to read all the posts and comment negatively just makes no sense in the football IQ you convey.

    Raiders all the way in 2014!

  29. irishinyourface says: Mar 28, 2014 7:28 PM

    wlai420 says:
    Mar 28, 2014 5:19 PM
    The dude had 10 tkls and a sack against SD week 15, straight beast. Hopefully he can do it more than once next year

    54 tackles all year but he’s a “beast”…long live the ghetto

  30. babygaga19 says: Mar 28, 2014 8:07 PM

    And the rest of the AFC West just popped another cork.

  31. jjfootball says: Mar 28, 2014 8:45 PM

    WIN LOSE OR TIE , RAIDERS FAN TILL I DIE!

  32. raiderapologist says: Mar 28, 2014 8:54 PM

    irishinyourface says: Mar 28, 2014 7:28 PM

    54 tackles all year but he’s a “beast”…long live the ghetto
    —————-
    How many tackles do you want him to have? He’s not a linebacker.

  33. crystalcoastraider says: Mar 28, 2014 8:54 PM

    Haters always gonna hate!

    Fact- Raiders beat The chockers last year
    fact- Quiffs never beat a team with a winning record last year
    Fact- Denver (Manning) always chokes when it matters most.
    Fact-Raiders got better in FA than they were last year.
    So why would the rest of the AFc pop another cork? I bet they took notice of what they’re up against, and Reggie isn’t done yet.
    I’m certainly not saying we’re even close to a SB, but we’re much improved, and we’ll be competitive. Fact…Raider Nation!

  34. racerx1225 says: Mar 28, 2014 9:35 PM

    I do the depth chart for Raiderforum.net and we have a very good team right now. We are thing at SS, CB and DE. Newly signed CJ Wilson is being moved inside to play DT also with Sims so I believe with the failure to sign Jared Allen, we go with Mack or Clowney potentially but onpaper, if Schaub’s season was an aberration,this team could beat anyone and if the pass rush is what I think and hope it will be, Manning can be stopped and we can win the West.

  35. racerx1225 says: Mar 28, 2014 9:36 PM

    *thin at SS, CB and DE.

  36. oakmeals85 says: Mar 29, 2014 12:06 AM

    Welcome back P.Sims, go even harder in 2014 homie.

  37. boltsup says: Mar 29, 2014 2:50 AM

    I think I want to be a Raider Fan lowkey…. The Black Hole has been calling me for the past 2 years, we need Oakland to be some kind of factor 1 day

  38. racerx1225 says: Mar 29, 2014 7:58 AM

    If we sign Desean Jackson, we can go to the playoffs.

  39. txraiderfan says: Mar 29, 2014 9:34 AM

    Pretty good (when he wants to be)

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