The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have activated LS Andrew Economos from the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list and waived S David Sims.
Economos, who joined the Buccaneers in 2006, has played in 67 games during his career as the primary long snapper for the team. Last season, he was voted special teams captain and played in all 16 games.
“I can't say enough about how the organization," Economos said."From Mark Dominik to Coach Morris to (special teams) coach Dwayne Stukes – they have had so much faith in me from he beginning of this – I can’t say enough about how much I appreciate how they treated me. I couldn’t ask for anything better. Now I just have to go out there and prove they made the right decision.
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.