Seahawks restricted free agent Rob Sims will sign his $1.176 million, fourth-round tender with the hope of accelerating a potential trade, according to this report from ESPN’s John Clayton.
Chicago and Detroit reportedly are interested in the 26-year-old Sims. And according to the report, Philadelphia also is interested.
But reports have it that Sims is not in Seattle’s future plans because he is not a good fit in the zone blocking scheme being installed by new offensive line coach Alex Gibbs.
Considered a mauler, Sims likely would be a better fit in a man blocking scheme. Sims was a fourth round selection by Seattle out of Ohio State in 2006. He started 34 of 45 games played for the Seahawks.
Sims, 26, missed most of the 2008 season after suffering a torn pectoral muscle against Buffalo in the first game of the year. He came back in 2009 and started in 14 of 16 games.