Sims was traded Monday from the Detroit Lions to the Philadelphia Eagles in a three-team deal. As part of the trade, Detroirt obtains former Denver Broncos tight end Tony Sheffler. The Broncos will receive a fifth-round pick from the Eagles.
Sims played in 59 career games with the Lions after being drafted in the first round of the 2006 draft. While with Detroit, Sims registered 420
tackles, 2.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and one interception.
"Ernie Sims is an impact player at the linebacker position," Eagles
coach Andy Reid said. "He brings a lot of energy to our already
energized defense. We are looking forward to adding him to our team."