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Bengals Bites (3/27) - Getting The Gang Back Together

The Bengals sign yet another former player in Pat Sims. Adding depth and a familiarity to a defensive line that is looking better every day. The Vikings sign Terence Newman.

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Blast from the past
The man the defensive line dubbed with affection “The Dancing Bear,” for his light feet and anchor bulk waltzed back to Cincinnati Thursday when run-stopping Pat Sims took a one-year deal to join Michael Johnson as the second down lineman this month to return to the team that drafted him.

Bengals bring back another former player |
A third-round pick of the Bengals in 2008, Sims appeared in 60 games for the team in five seasons before signing a free-agent contract with Oakland in 2013. He played in all 32 games with the Raiders the last two seasons.

CINCINNATI: Bengals sign defensive tackle Pat Sims as free agent | NFL Football | The News Tribune
The Bengals brought back defensive tackle Pat Sims on Thursday, signing him as an unrestricted free agent from Oakland. Sims was Cincinnati's third-round pick in 2008 and spent five seasons with the Bengals before leaving as a free agent. He spent the last two seasons with the Raiders, playing in 32 games with a total of 85 tackles. He has seven career sacks and one interception.

Bengals sign DT Pat Sims | FOX Sports
The Bengals have signed defensive tackle Pat Sims, an unrestricted free agent who spent the last two seasons with Oakland after opening his career with five seasons in Cincinnati, the team announced Thursday.

Bengals bring back DT Pat Sims
The Bengals continue getting the band back together. For the third consecutive free agency addition to the defense Cincinnati added a player they drafted, who left in free agency in the last two seasons. The latest was signing 2008 third-round pick Pat Sims, who spent the last two seasons playing defensive tackle for Oakland.

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Reports: Vikings reach deal with Terence Newman, who’s likely to sign Friday | ProFootballTalk
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