Dion Sims

Chicago Bears
Tight End #80
Chicago Bears
Tight End #80

Dion Sims News

Announces retirement

Sims has officially announced his retirement from the NFL via his Twitter account.

Analysis: Sims last played for the Bears and was released in the 2019 offseason. That did not stop him from attempting to find a new landing spot, but ultimately nothing panned out. As a result, he is officially hanging up his cleats. The Michigan State product was a fourth-round draft pick by the Dolphins in the 2013 NFL Draft. He will end his career with 91 receptions for 888 yards and nine touchdowns.

May 4, 2020 5:35 PM EST

Officially sent packing

Sims was officially released by the Bears on Thursday, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: This was the clear way to go for Chicago given the $6 million in cap relief Sims release provides, not to mention the significantly underwhelming return on investment he provided when healthy. Regardless, there will certainly be a modest market for his services somewhere out there this offseason.

Feb 21, 2019 11:44 AM EST

Release imminent

Sims is expected to be released by the Bears, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

Analysis: This was an obvious decision since Sims' release saves $6 million in cap space with less than $400,000 in dead money. After an unproductive 2018 campaign in which he caught just two of four targets for nine yards on the season, Sims may not be in store for the most lucrative contract out there this offseason, but he shouldn't have a problem finding a new home as a blocking specialist.

Feb 20, 2019 11:40 AM EST

Unproductive in 2018

Sims (concussion) was placed on injured reserve on November 17 and ended the season with two catches for nine yards in eight games played.

Analysis: Sims primarily served as the Bears' blocking tight end while Trey Burton did most of the work as a receiver. Sims will go into the last year of his contract in 2019, but he could struggle to overtake Adam Shaheen as the Bears' second tight end.

Jan 1, 2019 2:02 PM EST

Placed on IR

The Bears placed Sims (concussion) on injured reserve Saturday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Sims was set to miss his second straight game with a concussion, and it looks like the Bears did not think he was close to returning. He played a limited role for the team, so his absence is not expected to impact the offense in any way.

Nov 17, 2018 11:11 AM EST

Will not play Sunday

Sims (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 11's contest against the Vikings, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Sims will miss his second-straight game with this concussion. The Michigan State product was unable to practice in any capacity this week. When Sims was playing, his role was very limited. Sims hasn't logged more than 20 offensive snaps in four games and hasn't been targeted in three.

Nov 16, 2018 12:33 PM EST

Not practicing Wednesday

Sims (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports..

Analysis: Sims continues to nurse a concussion suffered during Chicago's win over the Bills in Week 9. It remains to be seen whether the veteran tight end will suit up for Sunday's divisional tilt against the Vikings, but considering that Sims hasn't caught a pass since Week 1 his availability is unlikely to impact the Bears' offense on way or another.

Nov 14, 2018 3:08 PM EST

Won't play Sunday

Sims (concussion) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Lions, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Sims suffered the concussion in last Sunday's win over the Bills and didn't make enough progress in the concussion protocol this week to have at chance at playing Week 10. The 27-year-old has been targeted only once over the last seven games, so the Bears passing game is unlikely to be majorly affected by his absence.

Nov 9, 2018 12:14 PM EST

Suffers concussion in win

Sims sustained a concussion during Sunday's 41-9 win over the Bills, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Sims will enter the concussion protocol, and should be considered questionable for next Sunday's divisional tilt against the Lions. The veteran tight end has not recorded a catch since Week 1, so his questionable availability is unlikely to have a large impact on Chicago's offense.

Nov 4, 2018 1:55 PM EST

Shut out for sixth-straight time

Sims failed to see a target in Chicago's Week 8 victory over the Jets.

Analysis: Sims hasn't recorded a reception since Week 1, making it unlikely he'll emerge as a fantasy option in the near future.

Oct 28, 2018 3:26 PM EST

Targeted once in Week 7

Sims failed to corral his lone target in the Bears' loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: After being targeted three times in the season opener, this was the first target that Sims has seen since. With Trey Burton dominating tight-end targets, Sims is unlikely to have much fantasy value unless his role changes.

Oct 21, 2018 4:10 PM EST

Another invisible performance

Sims didn't see a target in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.

Analysis: After catching a pair of passes for 9 yards in the season opener, Sims has failed to see a target in any game since. Unless teammate Trey Burton is forced to miss time, it's unlikely that Sims will be a consistent fantasy contributor in 2018.

Oct 15, 2018 6:37 AM EST

Posts 9 yards

Sims caught two passes for nine yards in the Bears Week 1 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: Sims primarily functioned as the in-line blocking tight end, and he was targeted three times. He'll continue to see a few targets each week, but with the Bears having many strong receiving options, it's unlikely he'll have many big statistical performances.

Sep 10, 2018 9:39 AM EST

Out of concussion protocol

Sims (concussion) is not on Tuesday's initial injury report for the regular-season opener against the Packers, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Sims remained in the concussion protocol into late August, but some additional rest appears to have moved him out of it. He should serve as the top backup to offseason acquisition Trey Burton, coming off a 15-catch 2017 campaign.

Sep 5, 2018 6:03 PM EST

Still in concussion protocol

Sims remains in the concussion protocol Friday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Sims has been in the concussion protocol for about two weeks. With fellow tight end Adam Shaheen sidelined indefinitely following a right foot/ankle injury sustained in the Bears' preseason game against the Broncos, Sims could make the 53-man roster as a backup to starter Trey Burton if he can clear the concussion protocol in due time. A solid blocker but yet to reach 300 receiving yards in his career, Sims is a long shot for fantasy relevancy in 2018.

Aug 31, 2018 10:18 AM EST

Unlikely to play Saturday

Sims is unlikely to play in Saturday's preseason tilt against the Broncos due to a concussion, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Sims must clear the league's concussion protocol before returning to action, while Adam Shaheen and Ben Braunecker could be in line for additional reps at tight end behind starter Trey Burton on Saturday.

Aug 18, 2018 5:50 PM EST

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