NFL: 49ers bring back veteran offensive lineman Sims
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed veteran offensive lineman Barry Sims to a one-year contract.
One of coach Mike Singletary’s priorities has been to bring some continuity to a unit that was plagued by injury last season — and Sims filled in admirably as the starter at left tackle for seven games last season when Joe Staley was sidelined with a knee injury.
The 6-foot-5, 300-pound Sims is an 11-year NFL veteran who spent the past two seasons with San Francisco. He appeared in 30 games and made 15 starts, including eight at right tackle in 2008 in place of the injured Jonas Jennings.
Sims, 35, spent his first nine seasons with the Oakland Raiders after a standout college career at Utah.