Cam Sims

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

Cam Sims News

Re-signs with Washington

Sims is re-signing with the Commanders on a two-year, $3 million contract, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Sims sticks with the only team he's ever known, having mostly served as a backup since first catching on with Washington in 2018. He did make 10 starts in 2020 and finished the season with 477 yards, but then dropped to a 15-211-2 receiving line in 14 games last season (three starts). He'll likely be fourth or fifth on the wideout depth chart this summer, with a role on special teams as well.

Mar 16, 2022 2:10 PM EST

Finishes year with 15 catches

Sims finished the 2021 season with 15 catches for 211 yards and two touchdowns on 23 targets, making three starts in 14 games.

Analysis: Sims finished out the season as Washington's No. 2 receiver -- at least in terms of snaps -- for the second straight year, though this time he made only three starts instead of 10. In addition to starting seven fewer contests than in 2020, he finished with about half the receiving production in each category, apart from TDs (32-477-1 on 48 targets in 2020). The 26-year-old Sims is now scheduled for free agency this spring, and he should catch on somewhere as a depth receiver and special teams player if he doesn't re-sign with Washington first. It'll be more of a surprise if he attracts serious interest as a potential starter, given that he struggled to make his presence felt the past two years even when he got more playing time.

Feb 3, 2022 5:08 AM EST

Racks up four catches

Sims recorded four catches on five targets for 48 yards in Sunday's 20-16 loss to Philadelphia.

Analysis: Sims continued to see a significant role in Washington's offense, and he managed a season-high in targets and receptions. He also finished second on the team in yards behind only Terry McLaurin on the strength of catches that went for 18, 16 and 12 yards. Sims should maintain a similar role for a Week 18 matchup against the Giants, though Washington's offensive inconsistency make it difficult to expect strong production.

Jan 2, 2022 9:08 PM EST

Starts, but no catches

Sims got the start and played 62 percent of offensive snaps in Sunday's 56-14 loss to Dallas, but he was unable to catch a pass on three targets.

Analysis: Sims caught three of four targets for 69 yards and a TD two weeks earlier in the first game against Dallas. He's since since considerable playing time in back-to-back games, but with just one catch (for 13 yards) to show for it, he may slide back to a timeshare with the likes of Dyami Brown, DeAndre Carter and Dax Milne. There's still minimal fantasy potential for Washington pass catchers behind Terry McLaurin.

Dec 27, 2021 5:40 AM EST

Back from COVID-19 list

Washington reinstated Sims (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday.

Analysis: The NFL's decision to push back Washington's Week 15 game against the Eagles from Sunday to Tuesday provided enough time for Sims -- and likely more players to follow -- to clear all COVID-19-related protocols and help alleviate some depth concerns for the Football Team, which still has 13 members of the roster on the list and several more on injured reserve. The receiver room is one of the few position groups on the roster that hasn't been hit hard by COVID-19-related absences or injury, so Sims likely won't be in store for a sizable role Week 15. Sims saw extra work Week 14 against Dallas after top wideout Terry McLaurin exited early with a concussion, but McLaurin practiced fully Sunday for the second day in a row and appears on track to clear the NFL's five-step protocol for head injuries before Tuesday's game.

Dec 19, 2021 9:56 AM EST

Tests positive for virus

Sims' placement on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday was the result of a positive test of the virus, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Washington didn't officially provide an explanation beyond Sims' placement on the list, but Yates notes that 30 of the 31 of NFL players that landed on the list Wednesday tested positive for the virus, with Jordan Ranaan of relaying that Giants safety Xavier McKinney was placed on the list as an unvaccinated high-risk close contact. Because Sims is vaccinated, he'll be eligible to report back to the Football Team facility so long as he's asymptomatic for a 48-hour period and tests negative for the virus on two consecutive occasions at least 24 hours apart. He'll still face an uphill battle to gain clearance for Sunday's game against the Eagles, and at the very least, he won't be able to take part in any of the Football Team's practices this week.

Dec 15, 2021 6:00 PM EST

Lands on COVID list

Sims was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.

Analysis: Sims took over for an injured Terry McLaurin (concussion) and finished with 3-69-1 on four targets in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Cowboys. With both wideouts now in danger of missing Sunday's game in Philadelphia, there may be an opportunity for Curtis Samuel, DeAndre Carter or Dyami Brown to take on more snaps.

Dec 15, 2021 10:15 AM EST

Leads team in receiving

Sims caught three of four targets for 69 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: Terry McLaurin (concussion) only played 33 offensive snaps, which opened the door for Sims to notch season-highs in both receptions and yards. The majority of the 6-foot-5 wideout's production came on a spectacular, 43-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter. Despite Sims' big play, Adam Humphries appeared to be the more consistent, go-to guy with McLaurin out, as he led the team in both targets (seven) and receptions (four). If McLaurin is sidelined in Week 15, then Sims, Humphries and DeAndre Carter are all candidates for increased snaps against the Eagles on Sunday.

Dec 14, 2021 12:04 PM EST

Hits pay dirt in win

Sims caught both of his targets for 19 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-21 win over the Panthers.

Analysis: Sims' touchdown was a six-yard grab on a pass from Taylor Heinicke in the second quarter to tie the game early. The score marks the wideout's first trip to the end zone this season. The 25-year-old played on just 11 of Washington's 67 offensive snaps, as he continues to be far down the team's pecking order of pass catchers. Sims' usage leaves much to be desired, and he would likely need to find the end zone on limited snaps to turn in any sort of fantasy relevant performance going forward. Washington will host the Seahawks in Week 12, and Sims will likely not see enough action to be a viable fantasy option.

Nov 24, 2021 5:21 AM EST

Limited to 10 yards

Sims caught both of his targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 29-19 win over the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Sims had a big game against Tampa in the playoffs last year but placed just fifth in playing time among Washington's wide receivers in this one. He got 18 percent of the offensive snaps, following 21 percent share in the final game before Washington's Week 9 bye. Sims likely will stay in a reserve role for Week 11 at Carolina, though he does have starting experience and could be promoted back to the lineup eventually if DeAndre Carter struggles or gets hurt. But even then, Dax Milne took more snaps (27 percent) than Sims in Week 10, suggesting he might be next up for Washington's revolving-door WR spot if Carter doesn't last.

Nov 15, 2021 7:13 AM EST

Cleared to face Tampa

Sims (hamstring) will play in Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Sims is cleared to play while Curtis Samuel (groin) is ruled out and Dyami Brown (knee) listed as questionable, but even if the depth chart is thinned out, Sims may not be ahead of DeAndre Carter at this point. Carter had his best game of the season right before the Week 9 bye, catching three of six targets for 51 yards and a touchdown in the 17-10 loss to Denver. Sims saw two targets and only 15 snaps in the same game, though it was his first week back in the lineup after missing three in a row with the hamstring injury. In any case, playing time hasn't necessarily led to targets in the past, so even a starting assignment won't come with much fantasy appeal if Sims gets it.

Nov 12, 2021 10:06 AM EST

Limited Thursday

Sims (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Sims has had his practice reps capped for two consecutive days to begin the week. However, if the 25-year-old is able to remain on the practice field in some capacity Friday, he should have a good chance to suit up Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Nov 11, 2021 12:11 PM EST

Still dealing with hamstring

Sims (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Sims missed Weeks 5-7 with the hamstring injury, returning Week 8 to catch one of two targets for 20 yards while playing 15 snaps (21 percent). He's apparently still bothered by his hamstring after a Week 9 bye, but he'll likely be able to play Sunday against the Bucs.

Nov 10, 2021 11:17 AM EST

Returning to action Week 8

Sims (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday at Denver.

Analysis: On the heels of three consecutive games missed, Sims got back on the practice field in a limited capacity during Week 8 prep. It was enough activity for Washington to clear him to play for the first time since Week 4, and he could have more opportunity than he previously had with both Curtis Samuel (groin) and Dyami Brown (knee) sidelined. Still, Sims likely will be behind all of Terry McLaurin, Antonio Gibson, J.D. McKissic, Ricky Seals-Jones and Adam Humphries in the pecking order for targets from Taylor Heinicke.

Oct 31, 2021 12:02 PM EST

Questionable for Week 8 return

Sims (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Denver, John Keim of reports.

Analysis: Sims returned to practice Wednesday after missing the past three games. He saw just three targets on 35 offensive snaps over the first four weeks of the season, but there's a chance Sims joins the starting lineup if he's able to play Sunday, as both Curtis Samuel (groin) and Dyami Brown (knee) are ruled out. Sims previously was a starter for Washington's final 10 regular-season games last year, averaging 2.9 catches for 43.8 yards on 4.5 targets in that stretch.

Oct 29, 2021 10:46 AM EST

Returns to limited practice

Sims (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Thursday.

Analysis: Sims has practiced in limited capacity both Wednesday and Thursday. Those have been his first sessions since exiting the team's Week 4 matchup, so it looks like he could potentially return to the field Sunday against Denver after a three-game absence.

Oct 28, 2021 5:00 PM EST

Will miss third straight game

Sims (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Packers, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Sims hasn't practiced since leaving Washington's Week 4 win over the Falcons early with a hamstring injury. Terry McLaurin, Adam Humphries and Dyami Brown will garner the majority of the wideout snaps, but Dax Milne and DeAndre Carter have developed small roles with Sims and Curtis Samuel (groin) sidelined.

Oct 22, 2021 9:54 AM EST

Misses another practice

Sims (hamstring) didn't take part in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Sims has yet to return to practice in any fashion since exiting Washington's Week 4 win over the Falcons with the hamstring injury. Barring a dramatic step forward in his activity at Friday's practice, Sims looks set to miss a third straight game Sunday in Green Bay.

Oct 21, 2021 1:09 PM EST

Did not practice Wednesday

Sims (hamstring) missed Washington's practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Sims injured his hamstring in Washington's Week 4 win over the Falcons and he has yet to play since then. After logging another missed practice Wednesday, the wideout's chances to play Sunday against the Packers are dropping. Expect DeAndre Carter and possibly Dax Milne to see snaps Sunday if Sims can't suit up.

Oct 20, 2021 6:45 PM EST

Ruled out for Week 6

Sims (hamstring) won't play in Sunday's contest against the Chiefs, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: As expected, Sims will be held out for a second straight week and may be sidelined even longer. Curtis Samuel (groin) has been ruled out as well, and Terry McLaurin (hamstring) and Dyami Brown (knee) are both listed as questionable, so DeAndre Carter and Dax Milne may be in line for increased snaps against the Chiefs.

Oct 15, 2021 10:01 AM EST

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