Cam Sims

Washington Redskins
Wide Receiver #0
Washington Redskins
Wide Receiver #0

Cam Sims News

Signs RFA tender

Sims signed his restricted free agent tender Wednesday.

Analysis: Sims waited a week before signing, ultimately unable to find a contract offer any better than the one-year, $2.13 million tender. The 2018 UDFA played only 56 offensive snaps in eight games through his first two seasons, before starting in 10 of his 16 appearances in 2020. Sims averaged 14.9 yards per catch and 9.9 per target last year, but he was targeted on only 12.2 percent of his routes, essentially making him an afterthought (three targets per game) behind Terry McLaurin, Logan Thomas and J.D. McKissic. With Curtis Samuel now joining the team, Sims may find himself in a camp battle for the third or fourth spot on the wideout depth chart. Steven Sims, Kelvin Harmon (knee), Antonio Gandy-Golden and Isaiah Wright could also compete for those roles, and Washington still has time to add more talent this offseason.

Mar 24, 2021 12:50 PM EST


Gets low-round tender

Washington extended a low-round tender to restricted free agent Sims on Tuesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Sims went undrafted out of Alabama in 2018, so if he receives an offer sheet on the open market, the Football Team only has the right of first refusal and won't receive draft compensation if it opts not to match the deal. After putting up a 32-477-1 line on 49 targets in 16 games last season, he may draw some interest from other organizations, especially considering nine of his receptions went for 20-plus yards.

Mar 16, 2021 2:45 PM EST



Eclipses century mark in loss

Sims brought in seven of 13 targets for 104 yards in Washington's 31-23 wild-card loss to the Buccaneers on Saturday night.

Analysis: Sims recorded a team-high 36-yard reception on his way to leading Washington in catches, receiving yards and targets. The third-year wideout eclipsed the century mark only once during the regular season, a 110-yard effort against the Giants in Week 9. After recording just two receptions for 27 yards in his first two seasons, Sims had a breakout of sorts in 2020 with a 32-477-1 line across 16 games. He'll now head into the offseason with some momentum following Saturday night's stellar showing and look to make an even bigger impact in 2021.

Jan 9, 2021 9:09 PM EST


Catches five passes in win

Sims caught each of his five targets for 43 yards in Sunday's 20-14 win over the Eagles.

Analysis: Sims played every single snap on offense for a second straight week, making his 10th consecutive start to close out the season. He averaged 62.3 snaps but only 4.5 targets in those 10 starts, catching 29 of 45 passes for 438 yards. While he should keep his starting job for the playoffs, Sims figures to face competition in the offseason.

Jan 6, 2021 12:15 PM EST


Gets nine targets

Sims caught three of nine targets for 69 yards in Sunday's 20-13 loss to Carolina.

Analysis: With Terry McLaurin (ankle) inactive, Sims led the Washington wideouts in targets, though TE Logan Thomas (12) and RB J.D. McKissic (10) both saw more. Apart from his 50-yard gain on a Dwayne Haskins scramble drill in the third quarter, Sims mostly had a tough go of it, producing just 19 yards on his other eight targets. He nearly made a diving catch for a 43-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter, but the ball bounced out of his hands. This was the third time in four weeks Sims has drawn eight or more targets, so he could rebound against the slumping Eagles defense Week 17, especially if McLaurin is out again and/or QB Alex Smith (ankle) is able to return.

Dec 27, 2020 7:13 PM EST



Meager yardage in defeat

Sims brought in five of eight targets for 26 yards in Washington's 20-15 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.

Analysis: Sims was unable to break free for any long gains, with his longest catch of the afternoon going for just 10 yards. The 24-year-old speedster has flashed in a couple of games this season with 92- and 110-yard efforts, but he's also been under 30 receiving yards in four of the last five games alone, including a complete blanking over 55 snaps in Week 10 against the Cowboys. Sims will continue as a boom-or-bust option in a Week 16 matchup against the Panthers.

Dec 20, 2020 2:55 PM EST


Limited to one catch

Sims caught one of two targets for eight yards in Sunday's 23-15 win over the 49ers.

Analysis: Sims played 94 percent of snaps on offense, and he took his first carry of the season for a five-yard gain. He continues to dominate playing time opposite Terry McLaurin, yet is averaging only 3.3 targets in seven starts. It isn't clear if Sims will catch passes from Alex Smith (calf) or Dwayne Haskins in Week 15 against Seattle.

Dec 14, 2020 6:33 AM EST


Five receptions Monday

Sims recorded five receptions for 92 yards across 62 offensive snaps in Monday's win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Sims bounced back nicely in Week 13 after being held to no receptions the week prior. He had one of his most productive outings of the season as he now has 18 receptions for 337 yards and a touchdown on the year. He'll enter Sunday's game against the 49ers as Washington's No. 2 wideout.

Dec 8, 2020 7:40 PM EST


Practically invisible Week 12

Sims was not targeted during Thursday's 41-16 win against the Cowboys.

Analysis: Sims logged his fifth consecutive start during the second leg of a Thanksgiving NFL slate, but he was held without a reception for the first time since Week 5. The Alabama product had generated three consecutive multi-catch performances entering Thursday's matchup, which included a three-catch, 110-yard receiving day Week 9 against the Giants. Sims garnered an ample workload of 55 offensive snaps, but Terry McLaurin (92 yards) was the only Washington receiver to eclipse 25 receiving yards in the contest.

Nov 30, 2020 4:39 PM EST


Held to 20 yards

Sims caught both of his targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 20-0 win over the Bengals.

Analysis: Sims got the start and played 84 percent of offensive snaps, but he was targeted only twice on Alex Smith's 25 pass attempts. The 6-foot-5 wideout continues to be highly efficient with his limited opportunities, averaging 2.5 catches for 51.5 yards on 3.0 targets per game since he became a starter in Week 11. It's possible Sims loses some work if Dontrelle Inman (hamstring) returns for Thursday's game against Dallas.

Nov 23, 2020 6:30 AM EST


Retains starting role

Sims is expected to remain in the starting lineup Sunday against the Bengals with Dontrelle Inman (hamstring) inactive for the contest.

Analysis: Sims will likely serve as an outside receiver at the spot opposite Terry McLaurin, leaving Steven Sims and Isaiah Wright to share work out of the slot. Cam Sims has been a surprising source of big plays while Inman has been sidelined for the previous two games, hauling in seven of nine targets for 164 yards between those contests.

Nov 22, 2020 9:46 AM EST


Gets another start

Sims got the start and played 94 percent of offensive snaps in Sunday's 30-27 loss to Detroit, catching four of five targets for 54 yards.

Analysis: Isaiah Wright and Steven Sims had six targets apiece, but both played less than half the snaps on offense, while Cam Sims rarely left the field. It was Cam's third consecutive start and third game in a row playing at least 74 percent of snaps. He's seen only 10 targets in that stretch, but he's made the most of them with eight catches for 186 yards. Despite the solid work, it is possible Sims loses some playing time when Dontrelle Inman (hamstring) is ready to play. Inman was a limited practice participant Thursday and Friday, so he could be back as soon as Week 11 against the Bengals.

Nov 16, 2020 7:06 AM EST


Picks up another start

Sims will serve as one of Washington's starting receivers Sunday in Detroit with Dontrelle Inman (hamstring) inactive for the game, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Though Washington returned Steven Sims from injured reserve ahead of last week's loss to the Giants, Cam still retained a starting role while Inman was sidelined. With Steven on a limited snap count in Week 9, Cam essentially served as Washington's No. 2 wideout behind Terry McLaurin, finishing with three receptions for 110 yards on four targets. That sort of yards-per-target production likely won't be sustainable, however, especially if new starting quarterback Alex Smith opts to make the short- or intermediate-range passing game more of a priority as he steps in for the injured Kyle Allen (ankle).

Nov 15, 2020 9:01 AM EST


Works as No. 2 WR

Sims caught three of four targets for 110 yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: Sims worked as the No. 2 WR with 74 percent snap share, while Steven Sims and Isaiah Wright got only 30 percent apiece. Granted, this was with Dontrelle Inman (hamstring) inactive and (Steven) Sims in his first game back from a prolonged absence, so it isn't necessarily clear Cam Sims will maintain the same role for Week 10 at Detroit. It is worth noting that Cam has been highly efficient with his limited chances this year, catching seven of eight targets for 171 yards and a touchdown.

Nov 9, 2020 6:24 AM EST


Not productive despite high usage

Sims caught his lone target for 22 yards in Sunday's 25-3 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: Antonio Gandy-Golden (hamstring) went to IR after a Week 6 loss to the Giants and Isaiah Wright (shoulder) was ruled out for Sunday's game, so Sims started and played 88 percent of the offensive snaps. It didn't turn into much production, but he out-snapped both Dontrelle Inman by 38 snaps and Terry McLaurin by three snaps. That level of usage is bound to regress eventually, and with a Week 8 bye on tap, it's possible this was just a one-week surge.

Oct 27, 2020 2:06 PM EST


Scores first NFL touchdown

Sims caught his lone target for a 22-yard touchdown in Sunday's 20-19 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: Sims came in for Isaiah Wright, who suffered what appeared to be a shoulder injury on the final drive. Antonio Gandy-Golden had injured his hamstring earlier in the game, so Sims, Terry McLaurin and Dontrelle Inman were Washington's only healthy wide receivers by the end. Sims promptly scored a touchdown, but his team came up short on the two-point attempt and wasn't able to recover the ensuing onsides kick. Sims will have a top-three role at WR if Inman and Gandy-Golden can't make it back for Week 7 against Dallas. The 2018 UDFA has bounced between the bottom of Washington's roster and the practice squad for three years now, with Sunday's touchdown being the first of his career.

Oct 18, 2020 5:10 PM EST


Receives promotion

Washington promoted Sims to the active roster Tuesday.

Analysis: Sims has played both games thus far but has reverted to the practice squad following each outing. Despite playing mainly in a special-teams role, the 24-year-old receiver earned a full-time role on the active roster, but his offensive impact will likely still be minimal.

Sep 22, 2020 12:13 PM EST


Reverts to practice squad

Sims reverted back to Washington's practice squad Monday, according to the league's official transaction report.

Analysis: Sims was called up to the active roster ahead of Sunday's game but he only ended up playing in four offensive snaps for Washington. He now returns to the practice squad but could be activated again in Week 3 as Washington continues to deal with ailments to their receiving corps.

Sep 21, 2020 6:50 PM EST


Returns to active roster

Sims was promoted to Washington's active roster Saturday, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Sims played in Week 1 but played all 16 of his snaps on special teams. With the Football Team's receiver corps healthy, he'll likely serve in a similar role Sunday versus the Cardinals.

Sep 19, 2020 4:49 PM EST


Descends to practice squad

Sims reverted to Washington's practice squad.

Analysis: Sims suited up in the season-opening win over the Eagles, but he only played on special teams. The 24-year-old receiver has played nine NFL games over three seasons, recording two receptions for 27 yards.

Sep 15, 2020 6:07 PM EST


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