Cam Sims

Cam Sims

Wide Receiver #0
Team: Washington Redskins
Ht / Wt:6'5" / 214 lb.
Drafted:2018 / UDFA

Cam Sims: 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.

October 27, 2020 2:06 PM EST

Cam Sims: 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.

October 18, 2020 5:10 PM EST

Cam Sims: 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.

September 22, 2020 12:13 PM EST

Cam Sims: 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.

September 21, 2020 6:50 PM EST

Cam Sims: 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.

September 19, 2020 4:49 PM EST

Cam Sims: 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.

September 15, 2020 6:07 PM EST

Cam Sims: Placed on active roster

Sims was elevated to Washington's active roster Saturday.

Analysis: Sims landed back on Washington's practice squad after being cut late in training camp. Reports indicated he was impressive throughout practices this summer, and he may have a chance to serve a depth role among the team's receiving corps in Week 1 against Philadelphia.

September 12, 2020 1:54 PM EST

Cam Sims: Heads to practice squad

Washington signed Sims to the practice squad Sunday, Kyle Stackpole of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Sims put together an impressive training camp, though his efforts weren't enough to earn a spot on the initial regular-season roster. The Alabama has appeared in eight combined games for Washington over the last two seasons.

September 6, 2020 3:30 PM EST

Cam Sims: Waived by Washington

Sims was waived by Washington on Saturday, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The move, along with the waiving of Trey Quinn, essentially confirms Dontrelle Inman and Antonio Gandy-Golden will be the No. 3 and 4 WRs to start the season, although it's possible the rash of early transactions by Washington could be in an effort to open up roster spots for additional signings down the road. In either case, expect the majority of the team's passing attack to funnel through Terry McLaurin and Steven Sims.

September 5, 2020 7:28 AM EST

Cam Sims: Pushing for role

Coach Ron Rivera mentioned Sims as one of Washington's more impressive wide receivers during training camp, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Terry McLaurin, Steven Sims and Dontrelle Inman have been getting most of the first-team work, but Inman in particular appears vulnerable to a challenge. Sims and rookie Antonio Gandy-Golden are the top candidates to apply pressure for outside receiver snaps, though Sims was limited to two receptions in seven games last year.

August 20, 2020 8:46 AM EST

Cam Sims: Catches two passes in December

Sims played seven games in 2019, catching two of three targets for 27 yards.

Analysis: Sims saw each of his three targets over the final two weeks of the year, even playing 63 percent of snaps on offense in the season finale when Terry McLaurin (concussion) was unavailable. Sims will need to battle for a roster spot in 2020 under a new coaching staff, entering his third NFL season with minimal game experience. If he does stick around, it likely will be as the fourth or fifth choice at wide receiver.

January 1, 2020 6:36 AM EST

Cam Sims: Sitting out Week 12

Sims (coach's decision) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Analysis: Sims was recently brought up from the practice squad due to Paul Richardson's hamstring injury last week, but has yet to see a snap. In Sims' stead, Kelvin Harmon and Steven Sims are expected to handle depth receiving duties for the game.

November 24, 2019 9:08 AM EST

Cam Sims: Joining Washington

Sims signed a contract with the Redskins on Saturday, John Keim of reports.

Analysis: Sims was brought up from the practice squad after Paul Richardson (hamstring) was ruled out ahead of Sunday's contest. Sims is expected to provide some depth at the wide receiver position behind the likes of Terry McLaurin, Trey Quinn, Kelvin Harmon and Steven Sims.

November 16, 2019 8:33 AM EST

Cam Sims: Healthy scratch for Week 6

Sims (coach's decision) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Analysis: Sims got the call late last week from the practice squad, and will have to wait another week to see his number called for game action. His absence won't effect the offense as the team will roll with five receivers for the contest.

October 13, 2019 8:43 AM EST

Cam Sims: Brought up to active roster

The Redskins signed Sims to the active roster Wednesday, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Sims suited up for one game with the Redskins last year and played one snap on special teams. He'll add depth to the wideout corps with Terry McLaurin (hamstring) limited in Wednesday's practice, but he's not expected to have an immediate impact on offense Sunday versus the Patriots.

October 2, 2019 3:08 PM EST

Cam Sims: Lands on Washington's practice squad

Sims signed with the Redskins' practice squad Monday, J.P. Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Analysis: Sims didn't survive cut-down day Saturday -- even after impressing members of the coaching staff during practices in training camp -- but he'll at least be able to stay in Washington and develop. The 23-year-old made the 53-man roster last season but suffered an injury in the first game and missed the rest of the campaign.

September 3, 2019 11:14 AM EST

Cam Sims: Let go by Washington

The Redskins cut Sims on Saturday, John Keim of reports.

Analysis: The fact that Sims is looking for a new team comes as a bit of a surprise, considering he had been the front runner for the final receiver spot throughout the preseason. The Alabama product could be a viable option for another team looking to bolster their receiving corps this season.

August 31, 2019 9:42 AM EST

Cam Sims: Shines during offseason program

Sims had a fantastic spring, according to JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington.

Analysis: Sims made the 53-man roster as an undrafted rookie last season, only to land on injured reserve after he suffered a high-ankle sprain Week 1. He's reportedly been healthy since October and already has built a strong case to keep his spot for another year. Given the shaky depth chart ahead of him, Sim might even push for regular snaps alongside Paul Richardson (shoulder) and Trey Quinn. The competition includes Josh Doctson, rookie third-round pick Terry McLaurin and rookie sixth-rounder Kelvin Harmon.

June 28, 2019 12:08 PM EST

Cam Sims: Healthy for offseason

Sims (ankle) has been healthy since October, Kyle Stackpole of the Redskins' official website reports.

Analysis: Sims made the 53-man roster as an undrafted rookie in 2018, only to suffer a high-ankle sprain on the opening kickoff of the season. The Redskins were happy to stash him on injured reserve with an eye toward 2019, but Sims admits he struggled with not being able to play even after he regained his health. The 6-foot-5 wide receiver caught just 41 passes in four seasons at Alabama, struggling to make his mark in an offense dominated by Calvin Ridley and a strong rushing attack. The story was much the same for fellow Alabama product Robert Foster, who landed with Buffalo as an undrafted rookie and went on to post a 27-541-3 receiving line in 2018. The Redskins hope Sims can make a similar impact as a downfield weapon, though his game revolves around size more so than speed.

March 13, 2019 6:55 AM EST

Cam Sims: Unlikely to return in near future

Sims (ankle) is unlikely to return to the active roster in the near future, JP Finlay of reports.

Analysis: With Jamison Crowder's (ankle) status remaining uncertain for now, the Redskins will likely opt to bring back a wideout from injured reserve within the week, although it seems unlikely that receiver will be Sims. It appears that Trey Quinn (ankle) has a step up on Sims in the pecking order, at least according to head coach Jay Gruden. "We'll probably just take one of them. Right now I think Trey is probably closer to returning than Cam," Gruden noted Monday. Still, it's a promising sign for Sims that he is heading in the right direction after landing on IR due to a high-ankle sprain in Week 1.

October 23, 2018 7:21 PM EST

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