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Draft Scout Charles Sims News
09/04/14 - RB Charles Sims (ankle) was placed on reserve/injured-designated for return by the Buccaneers Wednesday (Sept. 3). Lawrence will be eligible to return to practice after Week 6 and can play after Week 8.
08/15/14 - RB Charles Sims is expected to miss 12-14 weeks following surgery scheduled for Saturday on his right ankle. The third-round pick out of West Virginia was injured during Tuesday's practice. Head coach Lovie Smith and offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford had praised the 6-foot, 213-pound Sims' versatility as a runner and receiver during training camp.
08/15/14 - RB Charles Sims was wearing a walking boot during practice and will not play Saturday. Sims left Tuesday's practice with a right ankle injury, and coach Lovie Smith said Sims was in a cast. "That's normally not a good thing," Smith said. "He won't play in the immediate future."
06/06/14 - RB Charles Sims, the former Houston and West Virginia standout, impressed running backs coach Tim Spencer enough that he started lobbying hard during the draft. It worked. Tampa Bay grabbed Sims in the third round.
"I like the athleticism. I like guys that can do a little bit of everything," said Spencer, who was Lovie Smith's running backs coach with the Bears as well and sees a bit of Chicago star Matt Forte in the rookie. "One of the first things I like when I see him is, Is he going to block the way he runs? Is he a tough guy? Do I see the same type of effort when he runs the ball as when he's pass-blocking? ... I like that he took pride in all of his game. He has some qualities Matt had that I liked."
Sims caught 203 passes in his college career and has also played some receiver, and that pass-catching versatility will allow the Bucs to send him out of the backfield and line up alongside another running back.
"It can be an advantage for us because we can get a couple different guys in the backfield with him," Spencer said. "It's nice to have that guy, because we can do a lot of different personnel things with a guy like that. It helps the game out. Once he understands the whole deal, we can sort of blossom."
05/12/14 - All offense for Bucs in draft...With needs on the offensive line, the Bucs went a little off-script in the third round and selected West Virginia running back Charles Sims. The Bucs' backfield - already crowded with Doug Martin, Mike James and Bobby Rainey - already was considered a strength of the team. But Licht said he couldn't resist taking what he said was a player with the third-best hands in the draft behind Evans and Seferian-Jenkins. Sims had 203 receptions in his career at the University of Houston and with the Mountaineers, including 70 as a freshman. He also rushed for 3,465 yards in his career. "Running back was a pretty strong position that we had," Licht said. "We still feel that way but this one kind of stood out like the tight end did. We had a chance to get a back that had a versatile skill set and can score points for us. We didn't want to turn it down." - The Sports Xchange