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Ernie Sims visits Cardinals

Ernie Sims, Monte Kiffin AP

Earlier this week, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians expressed a desire to add another option at inside linebacker.

“I’d like to add another player if there’s one possible who can beat this lineup,” Arians said, via Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com. “I like some of our young guys and a couple of the rookies are looking OK. So, we’ll just see how it goes.”

There aren’t a ton of veteran options available at the position at this point in the offseason, but Weinfuss reports one of them paid a visit to the Cardinals on Thursday. Ernie Sims was in Arizona to meet with the team.

Sims’ name has come up in Dallas in the wake of Sean Lee’s injury because Sims played for the Cowboys for the last two seasons, but the Cardinals may have a similar need for a fill-in early in the season if Daryl Washington is suspended by the league. Sims had 86 tackles in 22 games, with 12 starts, for the Cowboys in 2012 and 2013.

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8 Responses to “Ernie Sims visits Cardinals”
  1. 6ball says: May 30, 2014 10:02 AM

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    Sims was taken by the Lions in the 2006 draft with pick #9. The Ravens used pick #12 on man – beast Haloti Ngata. Can you see the difference between the two franchises?

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  2. realfootballfan says: May 30, 2014 10:41 AM

    Can’t believe Sims is still in the league. I remember Marinelli wanted him to be his Derrick Brooks in that Tampa 2 scheme in Detroit as they were from similar backgrounds at FSU. Oops.

  3. greymares says: May 30, 2014 10:41 AM

    Ernie Sims, talk about a man stealing money

  4. heyyoucallhimdrjones says: May 30, 2014 10:53 AM

    Strictly a depth/insurance move for Washington’s suspension or if second round pick, Kevin Minter, doesn’t pan out for some reason.

  5. bornahawker says: May 30, 2014 1:01 PM

    looks like my Seahawks will be smashing a defense that is leaking talent in 2014.
    GO HAWKS!

  6. trollhammer20 says: May 30, 2014 11:13 PM

    Welp, with Washington suspended for a year, Sims’ chance of scoring another nice payday just shot up.

  7. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jun 1, 2014 5:04 AM

    Sims consistently ranked low in tackling by PFF. Glad to see Dallas finally move on from this guy.

  8. wetdentist says: Jun 2, 2014 2:12 PM

    “shark in the water” – Sean McDermott

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