- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Steven Sims has a new home.

Days after Washington released the wide receiver, the Buffalo Bills signed Sims in wake of slot receivers Cole Beasley hitting the COVID-19 receiver list and Isaiah McKenzie being sidelined by a shoulder injury. The move also gives the Bills a potential special teams option as Sims has experience returning punts and kickoffs.

Washington released Sims on Monday ahead of Tuesday’s mandated deadline for teams to trim their rosters from 85 to 80 players. 

Coach Ron Rivera said the team cut Sims early to give him a jump start on landing elsewhere with another team. Washington‘s wide receiver room is perhaps the most crowded spot on the roster this season.

“it’s a very good room and we have a lot of guys that we have to see, and one of those things where he might not have had a lot of opportunities here this week,” Rivera said. 

Sims struggled in Washington last season, playing only 12 games because of toe injuries. He was more of a bright spot in 2019, when he emerged as a versatile weapon in the offense — catching 34 passes for 310 yards and four touchdowns. 


• Matthew Paras can be reached at mparas@washingtontimes.com.

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