SUNDAY, 9:08am: The Rams have officially re-signed Sims, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (via Twitter). It will be a three-year, $10MM deal for Sims, including $3.75MM in guarantees.
SATURDAY, 3:08pm: After releasing Chris Long before free agency opened, the Rams appear to be set to retain another defensive end. Following William Hayes‘ re-signing to join the team in Los Angeles, Eugene Sims will sign to stay with the Rams, according to his Instagram account (via Vincent Bonsignore of InsideSoCal.com).
An unrestricted free agent, Sims started nine games for the Rams last season after previously starting three in his initial five years in the league — all in St. Louis. He registered 24 tackles and 1.5 sacks.
Sims attended a team meeting in Los Angeles last week, per Bonsignore, a sign the UFA intended to stay with the Rams.
The soon-to-be-30-year-old Sims served as defensive line depth during his previous five seasons after arriving via sixth-round draft pick of the Rams’ in 2010. He should be in line to back up Hayes and Robert Quinn next season.