Raiders Retain Pat Sims

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The Oakland Raiders have re-signed DT Pat Sims, General Manager Reggie McKenzie announced Friday.

Last season, Sims' first with the Silver and Black, saw him start a career-high 16 games, totaling 49 tackles (31 solo) and two sacks. Sims turned in a career performance on Dec. 22 against San Diego, posting a career-high 13 tackles (eight solo) and one sack.

Prior to joining the Raiders, the 6-foot-2, 310-pounder played five seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. His career totals include 76 games played with 39 starts, 228 tackles (129 solo), seven sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one interception and one pass defensed.

The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native was originally selected by the Bengals in the third round (77th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Auburn. Sims helped the Tigers to an undefeated season in 2004 and earned Associated Press first-team All-SEC honors in 2007.

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