Browns trade safety David Sims to Eagles

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Adam Caplan reports that the Cleveland Browns have traded safety David Sims to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a conditional draft pick in 2013.

It’s likely a seventh-rounder.

In order to clear room on their 53-man roster, the Eagles waived guard Julian Vandervelde.

The Eagles got an up-close look at Sims in their third preseason game, when he racked up five tackles. Sims had an interception in each of the two exhibition contests before that.

In Philadelphia, Sims will compete for the third safety job behind Kurt Coleman and Nate Allen while contributing on special teams.

27 responses to “Browns trade safety David Sims to Eagles

  1. never heard of him, anyone know anything about him besides what the article says? We all know the birds need safety depth, especially after waiving OJ

  2. Atogwe didn’t work out so they needed to do something at safety. Hopefully he works out or at least pushes Coleman and Allen.

  3. Nice move, it was much needed, our safeties are garbage. I’ll never accept the drafting of Nate Allen, who was ridiculously overrated as a member of an exceptional USF defense that was NOT exceptional because of Nate, instead of going after Eric Berry or Earl Thomas. We had the most picks in that draft(13), could a moved up for Berry and Thomas was taken one pick after ours and subsequently made the pro bowl.

  4. This is the most retarded move Ive ever seen, this guy was super good in the preseason and in my book showed more promise than Usama Young ever did and they trade him to a team they play week one of the damn season. Come on Browns get your heads out of your ass. Im telling you its moves like this that kill this team. This is right up the alley of giving up a third round pick for a not even ranked DL, when you clearly need a playmaker WR. Only to scramble to make a pick into the supplemental draft for a WR after you state you are 100% happy with WR core. Oh I forgot that was the Browns wasnt it. Please Jimmy Haslam fire these turds and get us some people with alittle football comon sense!

  5. What??! The Browns are the dumbest team in the league. Sims was one of the few bright spots for the Browns this summer and would have provided key depth for the Browns – especially since Usama Young can’t stay on the field and Joe Haden can’t stay away from adderall.

    The Browns make me sick. That conditional 7th round pick will really help them I’m sure.

  6. I’m glad he found a gig…even if it’s not in Cleveland. Sims is for real, and just flys around making plays. Iggles fans are going to love his game! The Browns will regret this trade…

  7. Yeah, he was about the only one that I didn’t want to see cut and at first I was excited to see he made the team. Then I found out he was actually traded and then it all made sense. He was doing things on the field that the Browns discourage typically. Including: making plays, trying hard, and improving the overall product. There is clearly no room on the team for someone like this and that seventh round pick will be better spent on a backup long snapper next year.

  8. Cleveland fan here. I don’t like that we got rid of him. But rumor around town yesterday afternoon was that he was simply cut, so I’m glad we got something for him. Would have preferred to have kept him.

    I don’t know if I could do a better job that the guys in our front office, but pay me what they’re paid and I’d be happy to give it the old college try.

  9. David Sims did not fly around making play after play, so don’t kid yourselves Eagles fans. You have to take what my fellow Browns fans say with a huge grain of salt. All of the losing we’ve experienced has caused some among us to lost their freaking minds. Sims had 3 INT’s this preseason (2 actually b/c 1 was taken away by penalty) and he also was one of the first down there on coverage teams.

    Our Safeties are Ward, Hagg, Young, Ventrone and Tashaun Gipson. Between Sims and Gipson, you have to keep Gipson 10 x’s out of 10. Because Sims is a media darling and Gipson requires more objective analysis, the fans go with the media darling and don’t do their homework.

    The Eagles got an undersized and not very fast S in Sims with great upside on special teams who should battle for the 3rd string S position.

    Please understand Cleveland fans are rabid and passionate, but they don’t do their homework. Especially now that we are putting together a roster where good guys get cut.

    Tashaun Gipson > David Sims. Nothing more to it than that folks.

  10. Eagles love those 7th rounders. But, remember King Dunlap is a 7th rounder and plays a lot better than that. Hoe about the 2 running backs they kept? I hope it works but….? 5′ 9″ ?

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