Cardinals sign Ernie Sims to add linebacker depth

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The Cardinals might not be talking about Daryl Washington any longer, but they’re making moves because of him.

According to Darren Urban of the team’s official website, the Cardinals signed linebacker Ernie Sims.

Sims adds some depth at inside linebacker, where the Cardinals were using Kevin Minter and Larry Foote after Washington’s year-long suspension for a third violation of the league’s substance abuse policy.

It’s far from the pairing of Washington and Karlos Dansby which helped make the Cards one of the league’s best defenses last year, but only part of that was within teir control.

While the former Lions, Eagles, Colts and Cowboys linebacker might not add the biggest impact, he’s at least a guy with a resume and some versatility.