Seahawks restricted free agent Rob Sims will sign his $1.176 million, fourth-round tender with the hope of accelerating a potential trade, according to this report from ESPN's John Clayton.
Chicago and Detroit reportedly are interested in the 26-year-old Sims. And according to the report, Philadelphia also is interested.
But reports have it that Sims is not in Seattle’s future plans because he is not a good fit in the zone blocking scheme being installed by new offensive line coach Alex Gibbs.
Considered a mauler, Sims likely would be a better fit in a man blocking scheme. Sims was a fourth round selection by Seattle out of Ohio State in 2006. He started 34 of 45 games played for the Seahawks.
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Sims, 26, missed most of the 2008 season after suffering a torn pectoral muscle against Buffalo in the first game of the year. He came back in 2009 and started in 14 of 16 games.