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Thursday, February 19, 2009
Bucs re-sign DT Sims

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

 Sims

The Bucs just announced they have re-signed defensive tackle Ryan Sims. This may not seem like a big move on the surface because Sims is a backup.

However, it could play into some bigger plans down the road and might be another signal that the Bucs plan to go hard after free-agent defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. Starter Jovan Haye is scheduled to be a free agent.

Chris Hovan is the other starter and the Bucs could be looking to pair him with Haynesworth. Sims was a first-round pick by Kansas City in 2002 and never lived up to his hype as a starter. But he's a decent backup and could fit into a rotation behind Haynesworth and Hovan.