Rob Sims fits in at left guard for Lions
With all the offseason roster changes the Lions have made, it’s important not to forget a key deal. When the Lions traded with Seattle for left guard Rob Sims, the offensive line got a huge boost in a position that has been troublesome for years.
The Ohio native was thrilled to move back to what he described as football country — which isn’t exactly how anyone would describe Seattle. He is fitting right in.
“He moves really well. Our offseason program as far as lifting and running, the non-OTA stuff, is a little different than he is used to. But he acclimated pretty quickly,’’ Lions coach Jim Schwartz said. “... You wouldn’t expect anything less. He’s got a lot of experience (five years in NFL), he’s still young (age 26), moves really well, he’s a good addition for us.’’
He’ll play between left tackle Jeff Backus and center Dominic Raiola which should shore up that side of the line.
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