Well, the Eagles' initial 53-man roster certainly didn't last long.
General manager Howie Roseman announced that the Eagles acquired safety David Sims from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a conditional draft pick. To make room on the roster, guard Julian Vandervelde was released.
The 5-9, 204-pound Sims spent the last five weeks of the 2011 season on the Browns' practice squad before re-signing with the team in January. Sims originally joined the NFL as a rookie free agent signing of the New York Giants in 2011. He was released during the Giants' final roster cutdown and would spend one week on Tampa Bay's active roster in November 2011.
A two-year letterman at Iowa State, Sims had 188 tackles and six interceptions in 24 games. In 2009, Sims was named the Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year. Sims actually began his college career as a running back at Butte Community College before being moved to the defensive side of the ball. Sims was a teammate of guard Danny Watkins at Butte.
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