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Wide receiver Cam Sims standing out at Washington Redskins OTA’s

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He was one of five guys the University of Alabama placed in the National Football League through undrafted free agency, however, wide receiver Cam Sims has the capabilities to be one of the more productive, big-bodied targets in the professional ranks. 

Injuries and inconsistent play at quarterback hampered his career with the Crimson Tide, but one thing Sims told yours truly of Touchdown Alabama Magazine in August of 2017 was that ‘he was going to produce for his guys.’

The 6-foot-5 weapon stood on that promise as he finished fourth on the team in receiving – totaling 207 yards with one touchdown on 14 catches.  

Hailing from Monroe, La., the former four-star prospect is now trying to make the Washington Redskins’ 53-man roster. He’s found ways to stand out in organized team activities and according to Stephen Czarda of Redskins.com, Sims made a huge catch during Wednesday’s practice. 

In looking at the Redskins’ roster, Sims is the tallest receiver – carrying two more inches than Simmie Cobbs (6’3″), Robert Davis (6’3″) and Brian Quick (6’3″).

The trio of Jamison Crowder, Josh Doctson and Paul Richardson all have big-play abilities, but having Sims on the active roster gives Alex Smith an advantage in red zone situations.

He made quite a few leaping receptions at Alabama, including one against Tennessee where he tight-roped the sideline. 

Although he still has to continue to push in minicamp, the buzz that Sims is creating around the team bodes well for him in his opportunity to be a contributor.  

Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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