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The Cincinnati Bengals signed Pat Sims, a former third-round pick from a time long ago in a universe... anyway, a breakdown on his contract was released, which we're recapping here.

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The Cincinnati Bengals inked Pat Sims to a one-year deal last week on a contract that maximizes out at $950,000 with a $665,000 "minimum salary benefit" -- which also translates to his cap number. Here's Sims' salary breakdown, provided by Aaron Wilson with the Baltimore Sun and OverTheCap.com:

SALARY: $870,000
PRORATED BONUS: $50,000
WORKOUT BONUS: $30,000

The 6'2", 310-pound tackle left for the Oakland Raiders in free agency in the 2013 offseason and spent two seasons with the team. He had a solid statistical year in his first season in the Bay, racking up 54 total tackles and two sacks. His production dropped a bit in more of a rotational role in 2014 and the Raiders opted to not re-sign him.

Defensive line coach Jay Hayes said in a press release today that he's excited to have Sims back, "Pat was a good player for us here and we think he can fill a role for us this year... He lends a physical dimension. He’s a very aggressive run player, and we’re happy to have him back."