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Cincinnati Bengals Defensive Tackle Pat Sims Begins Practicing

Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Pat Sims was placed on PUP due to an assortment of injuries predating training camp.

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DT Pat Sims To Be Activated On Friday

Pat Sims, who has been inactive on the PUP list and out for the season, will be activated on the 53-man roster at some point on Friday.

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Pat Sims Won't Be Activated This Weekend

Among a couple of little nuggets (or grenades, depending on how you look at it) that Bengals head coach gave the media on Friday was some news on defensive tackle Pat Sims. The big lineman was relegated to the PUP List through the first seven games and was just allowed to practice for the first time all season this past week. He had been recovering from a severe ankle injury that he suffered late in the 2011 season.

Along with the unfortunate news surrounding linebacker/defensive end Dontay Moch, the Bengals will be without Sims' services this weekend against the Denver Broncos. According to head coach Marvin Lewis, Sims has looked good in practice this week, but it's likely that they want to get him into football shape and not rush him back to quickly. We could be seeing him in the next couple of weeks, as the Bengals were granted a three-week roster exemption for Sims.

The sooner they get him back, the better. The once-stout Bengals rush defense has not looked the same without the big man clogging the middle. Third-string Steelers running back torched the Bengals defense for over 100 yards two weeks ago.

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DT Sims Practices For The First Time This Year

Finally, as some may express with a sigh of unbelievable relief.

Defensive tackle Pat Sims, who has been on the Physically Unable to Perform list since Training Camp, will take part in his first practice of the year. Per the league rules, Sims will be able to practice for three-weeks without counting against the 53-man roster. When he's scheduled to play his first game, the team will need to make a roster move to make room for him on the active roster.

Sims suffered two ankle injuries last year, placed on IR after the second occurred during practice. He had a hamstring issue this year that's kept him off the field.

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Bengals DT Pat Sims Has One Week Left On PUP

Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Pat Sims remains on the Physically Unable to Perform list this week with a hamstring and according to Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, Sims will require a little more time before he starts practicing.

Due to the league rules, Sims is only allowed one more week on the PUP before the Bengals are required to make a decision. Once Sims begins practicing, the Bengals will be granted a three-week exemption, so he won't count against the 53-man roster as he conditions and prepares for the second half of the regular season.

"We’re waiting on Pat to where Pat can help us. He’s being given certain guidelines to do so that he can achieve it quickly. He’s got some time,” (Bengals head coach Marvin) Lewis said.

Lewis indicates that he wants to be absolutely sure that Sims is ready to practice before pulling him off PUP.

If Sims doesn't start practicing next week, he'll remain on the PUP for the remainder of the season.

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Bengals DT Pat Sims Remains On PUP

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.

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Report: DT Sims Could Return To Practice Next Week

Bengals defensive tackle Pat Sims could be returning to practice next week

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Bengals Players Placed On Active/PUP List

The Cincinnati Bengals released their list of players on Active/PUP, including defensive tackle Pat Sims.

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Bengals DT Pat Sims Placed On Injured Reserve

The Cincinnati Bengals lost Pat Sims for the season on Wednesday after the team announced he was going to be placed on season-ending injured reserve.

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