Report: Rob Sims to sign his one-year qualifying offer
Posted by Danny O'Neil
Rob Sims will be signing the one-year qualifying offer from the Seahawks today, according to John Clayton of ESPN.
That doesn't mean he's joining Seattle, though. It actually lends credence to the idea that he's close to a trade. Both Chicago and Detroit have been identified as teams with interest in Sims. Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network also said Philadelphia is among the teams pursuing Sims.
Seattle has told Sims he is not part of the team's plan for the future, but tendered him a one-year qualifying offer because the Seahawks believed he has value to a team that runs a man-blocking scheme. The level of Sims' qualifying tender entitles Seattle to a fourth-round pick as compensation if he signs an offer sheet elsewhere. Seattle is free to accept less than that in a trade for Sims. The fact that Sims would be signing the one-year tender paves the way for a trade, meaning Seattle likely would be accepting less than that in return.
• Source: Sims hopes to speed up trade
By John Clayton, ESPN.com
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