The ninth-year pro was let go Tuesday after being inactive the past three games because of a knee injury. He made six tackles while starting one of six games he appeared in this season.
Sims was a first-round draft pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2002. The Bucs acquired him in a trade in 2007. His most productive year with Tampa Bay was 2009, when he started 16 games and had 48 tackles and one sack.
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