The Cincinnati Bengals continue to overhaul the cornerback position, the latest being the signing of free agent Leshaun Sims, according to Paul Dehner.
#Bengals signing former Tennessee CB Leshaun Sims, source said.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) March 25, 2020
The massive overhaul of the CB room continues.
A career backup in Tennessee, Sims has appeared in 56 total games (11) starts during his first four seasons in the league after being a fifth-round pick (157th overall) out of Southern Utah in the 2016 NFL Draft. During that time, Sims recorded 115 tackles, three forced fumbles, two interceptions and eight pass deflections.
Here's a mini-breakdown of LeShaun Sims' INT vs KC. Yes, ball thrown right to him, but because of good route mirroring and looking for ball. pic.twitter.com/7RPIH2ATTm— Titans Film Room (@titansfilmroom) March 23, 2017
Sims was mainly a special teams contributor in Tennessee, so it looks like he could essentially replace the role left vacated by Tony McRae, who left this offseason to sign with the Detroit Lions.
Last season, Sims appeared in 14 games (2 starts) with 35 tackles, two pass deflections and a fumble recovery. He finished with a 49.5 Pro Football Focus grade.
This marks the third cornerback Cincinnati has added since the start of free agency after also landing Mackensie Alexander and Trae Waynes to go with William Jackson, Darius Phillips and Dre Kirkpatrick (if he’s not cut).
Look for Sims to challenge for the sixth/seventh cornerback spot on the final roster.