The 2007 NFL Draft has concluded, but that hasn’t stopped the Buccaneers from adding players to their roster.
On Tuesday, Tampa Bay traded an undisclosed future draft pick to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for defensive tackle Ryan Sims.
Sims, who has a $1.9 million base salary in 2007 and is under contract through the 2009 season, has started 36 of the 59 career games he’s played in since entering the NFL as the sixth overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft.
The 6-foot-4, 315-pound Sims recorded 149 career tackles, five sacks, one interception, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble and one pass defensed during his five-year career with the Chiefs.
Sims’ best season came in 2003 when he notched 83 tackles, three sacks and one interception.
Tampa Bay now has five former first-round draft picks – Simeon Rice, Chris Hovan, Gaines Adams, Kevin Carter and Sims – on their defensive line.
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