Philadelphia -- on a day it used to reshape the defensive backfield -- acquired safety David Sims from Cleveland in exchange for a conditional draft pick. Eagles general manager Howie Roseman told the team's official website that Sims gives his defense "a jolt" at safety. Philadelphia turned heads earlier in the day when it released cornerback Joselio Hanson and safety Oshiomogho Atogwe.
Sims was a productive member of Cleveland's defense this preseason and tied for an NFL-leading two interceptions, with a third wiped out by penalty. Sims returned one pick for a 38-yard touchdown and brought a fair amount of electricity to an otherwise sleepy defense.
"He's athletic, a solid tackler, and can play on special teams," Roseman said. "He's a guy that we've been following throughout the course of this preseason. We played the Browns in the preseason, and we have scouted him a lot as we get ready to play their game. We were happy to acquire him today."