The Bengals today returned DT Pat Sims to practice, on a roster exemption.
Sims is on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list, due to a hamstring injury suffered July 26.
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Today starts a three-week window during which Sims may practice with the team without being counted against the 53-player active roster limit. He could be added to the roster at any time during this three-week period.
Sims (6-2, 335; Auburn) is in his fifth Bengals season and has been a regular in the team’s defensive line rotation. Over the 2008-11 campaigns, he logged 52 games with 23 starts.