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Pat Sims
DT #92
Height:
6-2
Weight:
330
Age:
31
College:
Auburn
Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Experience:
10

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
37
SCK
1.5
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 270 160 110 8.5 0 3 1 3 -- 3 0 0 1
2016 CIN 16 0 37 15 22 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 CIN 8 0 16 4 12 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 OAK 16 2 25 17 8 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 OAK 16 16 54 41 13 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 CIN 8 0 17 12 5 0.0 -- 1 1 3 3 3 0 0 --
2011 CIN 11 1 20 11 9 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 CIN 14 8 31 19 12 2.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2009 CIN 16 8 34 19 15 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2008 CIN 11 6 36 22 14 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

      A Bengal for his first five NFL seasons (2008-12), Sims spent ’13-14 with Oakland and has been back with Bengals for ’15-16 ... Tied for third on defensive line in tackles in ’16, despite not being in starter role ... Strong run defender has played on four Bengals playoff teams ... Helped club in ’15 season to No. 2 NFL ranking and No. 1 AFC rank in fewest points allowed (17.4 per game).

      A Bengal for his first five NFL seasons (2008-12), Sims spent ’13-14 with Oakland and has been back with Bengals for ’15-16 ... Tied for third on defensive line in tackles in ’16, despite not being in starter role ... Strong run defender has played on four Bengals playoff teams ... Helped club in ’15 season to No. 2 NFL ranking and No. 1 AFC rank in fewest points allowed (17.4 per game).

 

     Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in third round of 2008 NFL Draft (77th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 7-27-08 ... Re-signed with Bengals as an unrestricted free agent on 3-24-12 ... Signed with Oakland as unrestricted free agent on 3-12-13 ... Re-signed with Raiders as unrestricted free agent on 3-31-14 ... Signed with Cincinnati as unrestricted free agent on 3-26-15 ... Re-signed with Bengals as unrestricted free agent on 3-16-16.

 

     2016 highlights: Played in Games 1-16, logging 37 tackles (five for-loss), 1.5 sacks, and five QB hits ... Three tackles Sept. 18 at Pittsburgh, plus a QB hit ... Four tackles on Oct. 9 at Dallas ... Three tackles, including a five-yard sack of Tom Brady, and an additional QB hit on Oct. 16 at New England ... Four tackles Nov. 27 at Baltimore ... Personal season-high five tackles Dec. 18 vs. Pittsburgh ... Three tackles (one for-loss) Dec. 24 at Houston ... Logged shared sack of Joe Flacco on Jan. 1 vs. Baltimore.

 

     Previous seasons: 2008—Played in Bengals’ last 11 games and started six of the last seven, as injuries depleted line depth ... Had 50 tackles, including three for losses, with one sack ... Made NFL debut Oct. 12 at N.Y. Jets and posted seven tackles, including one for loss ... On Nov. 2 vs. Jacksonville, logged first NFL sack when he dropped David Garrard for two yards. 2009—Played every regular-season game (eight starts) as Bengals claimed AFC North title, but was placed on Reserve/Injured for Wild Card playoff vs. Jets, due to right forearm fracture suffered in regular-season finale at Jets ... On Sept. 20 at Green Bay, recovered fumble by HB Ryan Grant at Bengals’ 38 in third quarter, returning ball to offense for TD drive that put Bengals ahead to stay at 28-21 ... On Sept. 27 vs. Pittsburgh, had a shared sack of Ben Roethlisberger in fourth quarter that forced Steelers to punt prior to offense’s game-winning TD drive. 2010—Played in 14 Bengals games (eight starts) and had 44 tackles, 2.5 sacks, a pass defensed ... In win Sept. 19 vs. Baltimore, had fourth-quarter pass deflection that resulted in an INT by LB Brandon Johnson ... Five tackles Dec. 12 at Pittsburgh, including eight-yard sack of Ben Roethlisberger ... Four tackles Dec. 19 vs. Cleveland, including eight-yard sack of Colt McCoy. 2011—Played in Games 1-11 for Bengals, with one start ... Logged 28 tackles, with one sack ... Missed last five games and Wild Card playoff due to ankle injuries ... Five-yard sack of Blaine Gabbert on Oct. 9 at Jacksonville ... On Nov. 20 at Baltimore, made third-down stop of RB Ray Rice for no gain in fourth quarter, forcing punt. 2012—Played last eight games and Wild Card playoff after opening season on Reserve/PUP, due to hamstring injury that predated training camp ... His return to active status coincided with start of Bengals’ 7-1 run in final eight games ... Totaled 21 tackles, one INT and one forced fumble ... Made season debut Nov. 11 vs. N.Y. Giants and had INT of Eli Manning at Giants’ 18, setting up Bengals TD ... Personal season-high six tackles in playoff-clinching win Dec. 23 at Pittsburgh ... Four tackles in NFL postseason debut, Wild Card playoff at Houston. 2013—In first season with Oakland, started 16 games for first time in career and led Raiders interior linemen in tackles (49) ... Recorded first of two sacks Dec. 15 at Kansas City, dropping Alex Smith for nine yards ... On Dec. 22 at San Diego, logged career high 13 tackles, including five-yard sack of Philip Rivers. 2014—Played in all 16 games for Oakland, starting two ... Had 36 tackles and one pass defensed ... On Oct. 26 at Cleveland, part of a line that helped limit the NFL’s sixth-ranked rushing offense to 1.6 yards per carry ... On Dec. 21 vs. Buffalo, helped limit Bills to 13 rushing yards, third-lowest opponent total in Raiders history. 2015—Returned to Bengals as UFA and played eight games, plus Wild Card ... Inactive for eight games ... Had 16 regular-season tackles ... Four tackles Nov. 1 at Pittsburgh ... Personal season high of six tackles Nov. 16 vs. Houston ... In Wild Card playoff vs. Pittsburgh, teamed with Carlos Dunlap on 11-yard sack of Ben Roethlisberger.

 

     College: Played three seasons (2004 and ’06-07) at Auburn, entering the NFL draft after junior season ... First team All-SEC choice by Associated Press in 2007, despite playing most of the year with cast to protect left hand fracture ... Key force inside for ’07 club that ranked sixth nationally in fewest points allowed (16.9) and average net yards allowed (197.9) ... Had 4.5 sacks as junior ... Missed the 2005 season, absent from the team due to family obligations ... Majored in public administration.

 

     Personal: Hometown is Fort Lauderdale, Fla. ... Earned Florida 5A All-State honors as senior at Dillard High School, where he was a PrepStar All-American as senior ... Also played prep basketball and helped lead team to state championship as a junior ... Youngest among 10 children in his family ... Hobbies include fishing and traveling.

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