Ernie Sims’s stop in Arizona was a short one.
Sims, the veteran linebacker who was signed by the Cardinals in June, was released today.
The 29-year-old Sims went to Detroit as the No. 9 overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft, and he has played for the Lions, Eagles, Colts and Cowboys. Last year he played 12 games for Dallas, starting six.
Sims was signed with the thought that he could serve as a replacement for linebacker Daryl Washington, who is suspended for the entire 2014 season. But Sims has been buried on the depth chart behind not only veteran Larry Foote, who is expected to start, but also second-year player Kenny Demens.
Although Sims has said he wants to play 10 NFL seasons, he now may have a hard time catching on anywhere.