Bengals sign DT Pat Sims

Cincinnati, OH ( – The Cincinnati Bengals have signed
defensive tackle Pat Sims, who spent the last two seasons with the Oakland

Sims spent his first five seasons with the Bengals before joining the Raiders
in 2013. He started all 16 games in 2013, but was reduced to a rotational role
last year, starting two games.

“Pat was a good player for us here and we think he can fill a role for us this
year,” said Bengals defensive line coach Jay Hayes. “He lends a physical
dimension. He’s a very aggressive run player, and we’re happy to have him

The 29-year-old Sims has played in 92 career games (41 starts) with the
Bengals and Raiders, recording 217 tackles, seven sacks and one interception.