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Barry Sims expected to visit Redskins Park

The Redskins will host another offensive linemen later this week. San Francisco free agent Barry Sims is expected to visit with the team on Friday at Redskins Park.

Sims, 35, is an 11-year veteran who's been starting regularly since his rookie season. He can play both tackle positions.

Sims played the past two seasons under Chris Foerster, the Redskins' new line coach who came to Washington from San Francisco. It's believed that San Francisco wants Sims to return and the 6-foot-5, 300-pound lineman would likely be choosing between the Redskins and
the 49ers. After spending his first nine seasons with the Oakland Raiders, Sims has suited up for the 49ers the past two. Last season, he started seven of 16 games.

By Rick Maese  |  March 16, 2010; 5:59 PM ET
 
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Comments

This would be a good signing. Could start at RT depending on how the draft goes. Plus would really help for depth.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 16, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

According to the Draft Value Chart

Washington #4 1,800 pts

for

Cleveland #7 1,500 pts
Cleveland 3rd Rd #71 235 pts

or

Buffalo #9 1,350
Buffalo #2nd Rd #41 490

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 16, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

There's no such thing as a bad offensive lineman signing at this point.

Posted by: Section104 | March 16, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Um, that was my Captain Obvious impersonation.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 16, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

count me among the miffed about our not taking a look at Lilja.

Not loving a 35 yr old OT.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 16, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

I read the headline as "Billy Sims"..
Now I feel old.

Posted by: 4-12 | March 16, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

It's about time he came in for an interview. Hope ll goes will with the visit and the Skins sign him up. It'll give them flexibility during the draft at pick #4

Posted by: TWISI | March 16, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

count me among the miffed about our not taking a look at Lilja.

Not loving a 35 yr old OT.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 16, 2010 6:12 PM |

No other team took a look at Lilja except KC, there probably was a good reason why Indy cut him.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 16, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

At this point i dont really care which o-linemen they sign. They missed all the good free agent linemen. We can only hope they plan on drafting tackles with the first 2 picks! The only other pick i would settle for would be a speedy rb/pr named cj spiller! Ive been salivating over this dude! We would have have to trade back out of the #4 spot because hes not quite worth that high of a pick. Hes got the speed and vision to be VERY successful in shannys system!!! I back shanny no matter what he does in the draft!!! GO SKINS

Posted by: goskinsgo1 | March 16, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

An 11 year career isn't bad for a guy drafted by the Scottish Claymores in the 17th round of the NFL Europe Draft.

Mike Gandy or Damion McIntosh might be worth a look, they're 3-4 younger. Either way Sims, Gandy, or McIntosh there all just a 1 yr patch.

This tells you they saw enough on tape to not be interested in bring Levi back.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 16, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Self correction
they're 3-4 years younger.
They're all just a 1yr patch.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 16, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Not loving a 35 yr old OT.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 16, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Hey, He's got two years on Phillip Daniel and, what, 5 yrs on Ethan Albright?

Posted by: bones21 | March 16, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Simms will be a good signing if we draft tackles in the first 2 rounds and make Simms our top back up at tackle ahead of Heyer.

If we can get Okung and Charles Brown in the draft I will be a very happy Skins fan.

Posted by: peteywheatstraw | March 16, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

A 35-year-old lineman with 11 seasons under his belt already? Sounds like just the sort of player that Vinny would have signed to a long term deal -- with lots of guaranteed money -- to be paid out irregardless of how long long he stays on the IR list.

Posted by: Vic1 | March 16, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Its all about signing dudes for more depth now!!! Remember what happened the last 2 years on the o-line??? Our big name, high priced starters got hurt and we had no depth to fill in, only "utility" linemen!!! U cant have all your backups be "utility" linemen!!! Those are for emergency only... like 3rd string!!! Thank GOD vinny is gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: goskinsgo1 | March 16, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Depth IS important, but let's not forget the following critical-status priority for the upcoming draft:

OKUNG

OKUNG

OKUNG

OKUNG!

Posted by: ntlekt | March 16, 2010 6:37 PM | Report abuse

draft party beep.

Posted by: Curzon417 | March 16, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

Nate dog,
That link, that link!
...help, dial 911.

aaarrrrgh!

*silence*

Posted by: _Stumped_ | March 16, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

count me among the miffed about our not taking a look at Lilja.

Not loving a 35 yr old OT.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 16, 2010 6:12 PM |

No other team took a look at Lilja except KC, there probably was a good reason why Indy cut him.

Posted by: Flounder21

Why wouldn't we look at a guy who played OL for a team that gives up few QB sacks? Its not like any of our RG's are a slam dunk.

fwiw, the public reason that Polian gave was the OL was the reason the Colts lost the Super Bowl. I have a lot of respect for Polian, but I couldn't agree less. No sacks plus they ran well and I can only recall 1 noteworthy penalty (not on Lilja). Colts drives did not end because of OL issues.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | March 16, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like a solid back up. Fine.

We still don't have anyone who can start at LT.

If we take a QB at #4, do Shanny and Forester think they can just plug someone in at LT? the #37 pick? Maybe at RT - but not protecting the blind side.

Levi Jones is still on the roster. No way they cut him.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | March 16, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

I was about to say that I didn't like this signing of Barry Sims, but I went to his website and he has the Notorious B.I.G. bangin Notorious. I'M NOW IN FAVOR OF IT!!

Flawless logic, I know.

Posted by: MadeRED | March 16, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

I am a big fan of Sean Canfield. I think he has the makings of a good pro. I'd take Okung at 4 if Bradford isn't available, and pick up Canfield in the 2nd. He won't be there in the 4th.

Posted by: MadeRED | March 16, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

The guy is 35, old in NFL years. This is the age when O'linemen get injured and don't return for the rest of the season. Without a reliable starter he's not really a solution for anything.

Posted by: elkiii_2008 | March 16, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: peteywheatstraw

Good Handle...

Posted by: jcnjcnj | March 16, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Good veteran lineman for a backup. Cause it's going to take more than one free agency / draft period to rebuild our line. We can pick up a starting tackle in the 1st round, and some others later, but they won't be able to start right away.

Posted by: lordtwang | March 16, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

According to the Draft Value Chart

Washington #4 1,800 pts

for

Cleveland #7 1,500 pts
Cleveland 3rd Rd #71 235 pts

or

Buffalo #9 1,350
Buffalo #2nd Rd #41 490

Posted by: Diesel44
--------------------------------

I would take this trade in a heartbeat

Draft Trent Williams

Then draft my right tackle at the top of the second

With the extra pick I would go with best player available

Posted by: byrdinthesky | March 16, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

On the other hand, it appears they are trying to hold down the fort with older linemen so they can make a move and draft Clausen

Who will be a better play making pro then Bradford

Posted by: byrdinthesky | March 16, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Can someone please tell me why we took a look at L Foote, but haven't brought in A Davis yet? Plus, we just got rid of guys like this on our roster before and we didn't sign Pashos, but we can bring in this guy. Weird.

Posted by: noltondavis1330 | March 16, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

The only thing I hate worse than a JC apologist is a Clausen lover. Neither can lead a team to the Superbowl. Trade Carter to KC for Brodie Croyle and let he and Campbell battle it for the starting job, then draft OT's early and DT's, FS's, and LB's late.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 16, 2010 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Vic1 wrote the word, "irregardless".

Really?

Posted by: Wemiss21 | March 16, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

RT is NOT like playing LT.

Basically, you're the power player over there not the guy watching the blind side.

IF the draft Okung to play LT and sign this guy, then the offensive line will be set for next season.

Okung, Dockery, Rabach, Williams/Hicks,Sims

I like it.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | March 16, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Vic1 wrote the word, "irregardless".

Really?

Posted by: Wemiss21

irregardless:
an erroneous word that, etymologically, means the exact opposite of what it is used to express, attested in non-standard writing from at least 1870s, probably a blend of irrespective and regardless. Perhaps inspired by the double negative used as an emphatic - Dictionary.com

My father says 'irregardless' at least 3 times a day and it drives me nuts. Much like a unicorn, Sasquatch, the Easter bunny, trustworthy politicians and Vinnie Cerrato's brain it sounds remotely feasible but doesn't really exist.

Gaither for Cooley. Out.

Posted by: Holehoggin | March 16, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

Yo... Wordmeisters... Whatevs...

Posted by: Vic1 | March 17, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Vic1 wrote the word, "irregardless".

Really?

Posted by: Wemiss21

irregardless:
an erroneous word that, etymologically, means the exact opposite of what it is used to express, attested in non-standard writing from at least 1870s, probably a blend of irrespective and regardless. Perhaps inspired by the double negative used as an emphatic - Dictionary.com

My father says 'irregardless' at least 3 times a day and it drives me nuts. Much like a unicorn, Sasquatch, the Easter bunny, trustworthy politicians and Vinnie Cerrato's brain it sounds remotely feasible but doesn't really exist.

Gaither for Cooley. Out.

Posted by: Holehoggin | March 16, 2010 10:33 PM
------------------------------------------------Was gonna make that correction myself, but couldn't have done a betta job, esp. that last paragraph, to which I might add CP's team spirit and JC's pocket awareness...

...and Vic, yeah, whatevs...unless you actually mean to communicate something, in which case language actually DOES matter... but whatevs...

Posted by: hogmeister | March 17, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

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