Update: According to Kevin Goheen, Patt Sims' season-ending injury was not the injury he suffered in the Browns game. The injury that placed him on IR was suffered in practice on Thursday.
#Bengals DT Sims was placed on IR today for a second and separate injury to his left ankle. He suffered that one in practice last Thursday.
Following the moves the team made to the practice squad Wednesday, the Cincinnati Bengals announced that Defensive Tackle Pat Sims is placed on Injured Reserve, ending his season. Sims is the fifth player to end his season prematurely due to injury, following linebackers Keith Rivers and Roddrick Muckelroy, wide receiver Jordan Shipley, cornerback Leon Hall and tight end Bo Scaife. Sims, who showed up at practice on Wednesday, recently injured his ankle against the Cleveland Browns.
Sims played in 11 games this season, starting one (against the Indianapolis Colts) and finishing the year with 20 tackles and a quarterback sack (against the Jacksonville Jaguars). Sims was part of an excellent three-man defensive tackle rotation, primarily playing against the run along-side Domata Peko.
The team filled the 53-man roster by signing Nick Hayden, who reportedly visited the team on Tuesday. Hayden, selected in the sixth round during the 2008 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers, was a two-time Honorable Mention All-Big Ten team during his collegiate career at Wisconsin.
He remained in Carolina through the 2010 season, starting 10 games that year and posting 31 tackles and a quarterback sack that year.