According to Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com, Ryan Sims new 4-year contract will pay the defensive tackle $8 million over the length of the contract. Sims received $1.25 million in signing bonus money along with roster bonuses totaling $2 million to forgo the chance to test the open market. The contract averages roughly $2 million per season.
It is not a shock to see the Bucs lock up Sims, as he has the size and strength new defensive coordiantor Jim Bates craves out of his interior linemen. The only question is whether or not Sims has the stamina to be an every down player an control the point.