Bengals Defensive Tackle Pat Sims Remains On Physically Unable To Perform List This Week

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The defensive tackle is eligible to come off PUP this week, but has a three-week window before a decision is made -- practice or IR.

Pat Sims, who signed a one-year deal during the offseason, has spent the entire season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, a designation he's had dating back to training camp with a pair of injured ankles that placed him on Injured Reserve last year. An injury that impacted the Cincinnati Bengals rushing defense, perhaps indirectly last year:

With Sims Without Sims
Games 10 6
Yards Rushing Allowed 886 789
Avg. Yards Rushing Allowed (Game) 88.6 131.5
Avg. Yards Rushing Allowed (Carry) 3.4 4.8

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis told reporters on Wednesday that Sims won't be coming off PUP this week. The earliest a player can come off PUP is after the sixth game of the regular season, which was after the Bengals lost to the Cleveland Browns. However teams have a three-week window that allows the injured player to stay on PUP, not counting against the 53-man roster and an additional three-week window after the injured player begins practicing, exempt from the 53 until he's officially activated onto the roster.

The deal that Sims signed includes a base $700,000 salary with a $250,000 signing bonus, workout bonus of $250,000 and a roster bonus of $240,000, accounting for an overall cap number of $1.44 million.

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