Brooks: Top five over 35
Age ain't nothin' but a number, right? Bucky Brooks identifies the top five players over age 35 for the 2012 campaign. **More ...**
Sims feels the added beef will improve his blocking, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
"I think I'll be right in that 312 to 315 range, and even I can be a little bit smaller if I want to be," Sims said. "I can be in the 307 to 310 range if I wanted to be. But blocking Albert Haynesworth and Justin Smith at 295, I can't do that anymore. I faked it for two years, and I got through it, but I can't do it no more."
Sims consulted with the coaching staff before adding the weight, which he did responsibly from working out and eating healthy meals prepared by his personal chef.
"Right now, I believe it's Jeff Backus, and that's the way we go," Sims said on Thursday. "I love playing with Jeff. I wish I would have had Jeff when he was earlier in his career, and I was a little bit later in my career. We just fit together, and I like it and, hopefully, we keep that going for as long as possible."