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Bucs waive RB Sims from IR

Bucs waive RB Sims from IR

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived running back Charles Sims III from injured reserve with an injury settlement, the team announced Thursday, making him a free agent.

Sims was placed on IR last Thursday, five days after injuring his knee as he blocked on the opening kickoff of the Bucs’ second preseason game.

Sims, who turns 28 next month, re-signed with Tampa Bay on a one-year, $1 million deal this offseason after hitting free agency.

A third-round pick of the Bucs in 2014, He had his most productive season in 2015. As a passing-downs specialist behind Doug Martin, he rushed for 529 yards on 107 carries, and added 51 receptions for 561 yards and four scores.

In his four seasons, the 6-foot, 211-pound Sims has played in 47 games (two starts) and rushed for 958 yards and two touchdowns. He also has 129 receptions for 1,190 yards and six touchdowns.

Rookie Shaun Wilson, an undrafted free agent from Duke, and former practice-squad member Dare Ogunbowale are battling for the team’s fourth running back spot.

–Field Level Media

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