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Former UA receiver Cam Sims promoted to Redskins’ active roster

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Should he retain his position as head coach, Jay Gruden will have another chance to work with Cam Sims at wide receiver.

The former Alabama standout was promoted to the Washington Redskins’ active roster on Tuesday, after returning to its practice squad back on Sept. 1. 

Washington, who is 0-4 on the season, needs all the help it can get – especially on offense. 

At 6-foot-5 and 214 pounds, Sims gives a quarterback in Dwayne Haskins a primary target on the outside in jump ball situations.

A native of Monroe, La., Sims could have had a much bigger career for the Crimson Tide; however, injuries and inconsistent play at quarterback halted it. 

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He did manage to total 467 yards receiving with two scores on 41 catches in four years. 

The former four-star averaged 11.4 yards per catch in his tenure – including an average of 14.8 yards per reception as a senior in 2017.

Sims recorded 207 yards receiving with one touchdown on 14 catches, to help Alabama advance to the College Football Playoff and win a national title. 

Hopefully, he can stay healthy and become a force for the Redskins. 

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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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