The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have signed safety David Sims to the active roster.
Sims was signed as an undrafted free agent by the N.Y. Giants in July 2011, and was waived during final cuts. He played collegiately at Iowa State University, recording 96 tackles, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception as a senior. In his junior season, Sims was named the Big 12 Conference's Defensive Newcomer of the Year after recording 88 tackles, five interceptions, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
Sims fills the roster spot opened up with the release of LS Christian Yount last week. The Buccaneers are planning to activate LS Andrew Economos this week from the PUP list (physically-unable-to perform list) as his recovery from a torn Achilles injury suffered in the offseason is complete. Tampa Bay will have to make room on the 53-man roster later this week in order to add Economos.