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Ernie Sims

Ernie Sims - #59 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 230 lbs.
Birthday 12/23/1984
Birthplace Tallahassee, FL
College Florida State
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 1st round, 9th pick by Lions

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

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Midseason headliners — for better or worse

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 4:28 a.m. ET
Josh Freeman's ability to stage fourth-quarter comebacks helps explain why the Buccaneers are PFW's choice as the most surprising team at the halfway point. Read on to discover our picks for best team, most disappointing team, league MVP ...

Jones must get out of own way

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 4:16 a.m. ET
The Cowboys hit rock bottom Sunday night with an overmatched offensive line and no running game, but it has been a void in leadership that has left a Super Bowl-caliber roster performing like an expansion franchise.

Cowboys' reeling continues in 45-7 loss to Pack

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 12:18 a.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers threw for 289 yards and three touchdowns, Brandon Jackson scored twice and Green Bay routed the free-falling Cowboys 45-7 on Sunday night.

Packers-Cowboys prediction

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the Week Nine Packers-Cowboys game.

Cowboys continue to struggle at free safety

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 11:09 p.m. ET
Dallas' long-standing problems at free safety haven't been alleviated by Alan Ball, who is proving to be no more than a stopgap, according to NFC East Whispers.

Packers-Cowboys matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fifth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week Nine game against the Cowboys.

Cowboys must examine right side of O-line

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
The Cowboys headed into this season feeling good overall about their offensive line, but problems have cropped up at almost every spot.

Packers-Cowboys matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fourth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week Nine game against the Cowboys.

Colledge does not practice for Packers

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
The most noteworthy development on the Packers-Cowboys Thursday injury report was the disclosure that starting OLG Daryn Colledge (back) did not participate in the Thursday practice after seeing limited action in the practice the previous day.

Packers-Cowboys matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week Nine game against the Cowboys.

Cowboys sign CB McCann to 53-man roster

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
The Cowboys have elevated CB Bryan McCann from their practice squad to the 53-man roster.

Packers-Cowboys matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week Nine game against the Cowboys.

Cowboys release former third-rounder Williams

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Cowboys released former third-round pick LB Jason Williams, whose contributions had been mostly on special teams.

Kitna doesn’t spell doom for Cowboys’ receivers

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 6:07 p.m. ET
The fact that QB Jon Kitna is starting for the injured Tony Romo doesn't mean you should abandon hope for the Dallas receiving corps.

Cowboys' Jones should make coaching change

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 3:23 p.m. ET
As if it wasn't clear in last Monday's loss to the Giants, the Cowboys confirmed on Sunday that they are a team that will lose a lot of games this season.

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Posted Dec. 16, 2012
Sims sustained a concussion in Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.||||||| The Cowboys said he took a blow to the head on another play in the first quarter, and said after halftime he wouldn't return.
Posted Aug. 08, 2011
Colts coach Jim Caldwell says Sims is expected to miss a couple of weeks after having an appendectomy.||||||| Sims had the appendectomy Sunday night. Sims is hoping to revive his career with the Colts by competing for the vacant starting job at weak side linebacker. That position opened up when last year's starter, Clint Session, signed with Jacksonville. Caldwell did not specify when Sims could return.
Posted Aug. 02, 2011
Indianapolis has signed Sims to a one-year deal.||||||| For the Colts, this represents a signing frenzy. On Monday night, they picked up defensive lineman Jamaal Anderson, Atlanta's first-round pick in 2007. Sims was Detroit's first-round pick in 2006. Indy has only one other unrestricted free agent on the roster, kicker Adam Vinatieri. The 6-foot, 230-pound Sims seems to fit a Colts system that prefers speed to size. He has 475 career tackles and 4.5 sacks in five seasons, the first four in Detroit.
Posted Nov. 04, 2010
Sims on Thursday called his $50,000 fine by the NFL "outrageous," and said he planned to appeal.||||||| Sims, a five-year veteran, was docked Wednesday for a hit on Tennessee wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins in the second quarter of the Eagles' 37-19 loss to the Titans on Oct. 24. According to a league statement, Sims was guilty of "unnecessarily striking a defenseless receiver in the neck and head area with his forearms."
Posted Nov. 03, 2010
Sims has been fined $50,000 for striking a defenseless receiver in the Eagles game with the Titans on Oct. 24.||||||| It's the first large fine handed out by the NFL since it sent a video to the 32 teams emphasizing what hits would bring big fines and possible suspensions. Sims is a repeat offender, having been fined twice for unnecessary roughness, on Dec. 28, 2008 and on Sept. 13, 2009, both while with the Detroit Lions.

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