Nick Roach, Pat Sims visiting Raiders


The Raiders spent Tuesday losing players by their choice and to the offers of others, but they’re starting to work on getting some players to make their way to the team.

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that defensive tackle Pat Sims is now visiting with the team in Oakland. Sims would help fill the holes created by Desmond Bryant signing with the Browns on Tuesday and Richard Seymour becoming a free agent with little expectation of return. Sims’ injury history in recent years with the Bengals suggests he can’t be the entire plan for the Raiders up front, but he’s a useful piece for the run defense.

As for Roach, Jeff Dickerson of reports that he is also meeting with the team. He could fit as an outside linebacker or as a replacement for Rolando McClain in the middle, a position several teams thought that Roach could handle for them. There’s been word that the Bears are also interested in holding onto Roach, although there hasn’t been much on that front since free agency officially got underway.

It’s the first reported visit for both players.

11 responses to “Nick Roach, Pat Sims visiting Raiders

  1. Sims is a soild player – when healthy which has not been often. Would have liked him back but we’re deeper at the position luckily.

  2. Cmon Reggie, bring Nnamdi back! I’ve been monitoring this site all day waiting for some exciting news! Cut Tommy Kelly, trade or cut Carson Palmer and get this going!

  3. I need a time machine to skip to this time next year. I’m happy were building inexpensive depth but I would be happier if we pulled a move like Indy suck for luck and and we blow it for Clowney we need a big super star on the line that can practice and play unlike Mr See more Butts

  4. Not much, but its better news than bringing in Vince Young. How is it that payoff teams and teams like the Chiefs with six Pro Bowlers still have enough cap room to sign free agents and the Raiders that have a roster devoid of any real talent suddenly have such serious cap problems. Al Davis made stupid moves in free agency for at least the last 10 years and always managed to find cap room to sign more bad players. Is Reggie McKenzie just focusing too much attention on the cap? I don’t know. I’m just frustrated. Looks like another down year.

  5. Sims signed with the Raiders. I will miss him. I figured he’d leave. He’s good, but wasn’t a starter for us.

  6. humb0lt says: Mar 13, 2013 4:03 PM

    Maybe the Raiders can bring back JaMarcus Russell to play defensive tackle.
    Maybe the Chargers can sign him to play guard. Put him next to King Dunlap and Boom! Super Bowl Express.

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