Sims Signs with 49ers

Update: 06.23.08 – Veteran offensive tackle Barry Sims has decided to sign a two-year deal with the 49ers, agent Ken Vierra said just moments ago. Sims picked the 49ers over the Rams.

06.04.08 – Matt Maiocco is reporting the 49ers are interested in signing free-agent offensive tackle Barry Sims, who was with the Raiders last season and was released at the beginning of free agency. It is also reported that the interest is mutual on Sims’ side.

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  • Douche Bag

    Depth.

  • RobBase

    WTF ever. Recycled Raider. I saw a game last year where he had like five or six false starts with three in a row. Sims Harris Harris Sims. Same thing. He just doesn't play the piano.

  • RobBase

    Google "Barry Sims False Start"

  • Billy

    I dont know how much it would cost but how about getting Roosevelt Colvin,30 ex-patriot

  • http://www.hotmail.com Ryan the 1st

    This would be a good sign, but RobBase has a point. I looked this guy up and he does have major problems with getting jumpy if d lineman flashes at him during the snap count.

  • Mike

    Only issue with Colvin is that half the time he spent with patriots he was hurt. He hasn't been the same with them as he was with the bears early on in his career.

    I'd rather keep our younger guys and see them develop then go after colvin.

  • Mike

    False starts is a problem.. But I doubt we are looking at him as a starter more likely a backup and we could use all depth we can find for oline.. and at worst we bring him in for training camp and preseason and if he's jumping to much we make him one of final cuts.. but he is good enough to atleast give a chance for roster spot.

  • Mike

    Wouldn’t be a bad signing.. can play both guard and tackle. Someone who can push jennings at rt and can also push bass at guard.. this way instead of jumping rachel back and forth. we can keep him steady on learning RT.
    If anything he would be a better backup then some of players we have. and he lives in san fransico area.
    I’m all for it if its like a 2 year deal. he’s 33. so he’s up there in age for a player but still not bad guy to put on a young line. he has 10 years experience and with allen gone. gives some more veteran leadership on that line

  • http://www.hotmail.com Ryan the 1st

    Ohhh, make no doubt about it…..I AGREE WITH BOTH OF YOUR STATEMENTS!!! Colvin has no business wearing a niner uniform and we could get rid of Simms if things go south, but I don't think they will with him. I see four false starts….maybe five, but he is real MAULER. The niners could use the depth.

  • Dennis

    Maiocco is the most unreliable source in all of sports. So we're interest in Sims huh? Just like we were supposed to sign Takeo Spikes, Bernard Berrian, and Lance Briggs. Hey Miacco, don't quit your day job! You're no Adam Schefner.

  • MSouza

    I think the niners probably would have signed Briggs if it wasn't for that fucking tampering shit that was still looming.

  • Mike

    Souza i think you're right on that. I think if wasn't for fact that bears called us out of supposed tampering we would have gone after briggs. I think same goes with Berrian. I think we just steered clear of them because of this tampering crap. Not to mention look at deal Berrian got from minnesota. I would rather he play in Minnesota for that much money.

    And Spikes hasn't signed with anyone yet so he could still be in the loop for all we know.. There hasn't been any real update on him.

    Not trying to defend his reporting but no reporter is right all the time I don't care who he/she is.

    As for sims he lives in the area I'm sure he'd prefer to play football here to keep his family here and be close to them. So it does make sense as far as his interest would go and we could use all the Oline depth we can find. So makes sense on both sides.

  • Niner Pundit

    Hey Dennis…see Maiocco's latest report…Sims is working out for the 49ers on Monday. And it appears Spikes is asking for to much money. Not sure but seems like Maiocco was spot on with those…

  • anthony 13 yrs old

    this is the most dumbst thing i have heard about my team yet how do u get rid of 1 automatic false start and try go get another in sims i watched a couple raider games last year and he waz horable if they really wanted talent they would stop being anti free agent market and spend sum money im mean jesus u have to at least get frank gore and deasean foster sumtin they can work with!and another thing iz they also need help in tha secondary are safeties are garbage tha only thing great about are defense is walt harris,nate clements,and patrick willis.im sik and tired of losing there needs to be sum changes 1 year itz offense then defense then offense mr. york needs get get sum safties great defense winz chmpionchips i wish it waz me down there in tha gm office!!!

  • anthony 13 yrs old

    of course tha niners would have signed lance briggs if it waznt 4 tha damn crybaby bears boohoowin about the tampering crap it all makes since briigs waz born about an hour away in elkgrove,ca around sacramento were i live he had already mentioned he would have liked to be close 2 home and hed love to play 4 tha 49ers what iz rong with our front office weve drafted well but we just cnt seem to get any alot of good free agent i mean i am very happy with the justin smith sining but weve got to stop picking up guyz like ashley lelie and losing guyz like justin smiley and marcous douglous itz just a mess im looking forward to 2 this season to c what weve got

  • Adam49

    I think Sims would be a heck of a pickup for depth at OL.I seen somebody comparing Sims to Harris because of false starts.WHAT!Sims is 10 times better than Lame Harris.He may have some false starts but he doesn't get his QB's killed on every play.In fact he's a very good offensive lineman.I'd take him in a heartbeat and move Rachel back to Gaurd.I don't know if Baas is gonna be ready to start the season so I think Rachel will be starting at Gaurd.Sims for depth all the way.

  • Glad I’m Not 13…

    Anthony…ebonics worked for me…jesus do they not teach grammar in school.

  • anthony14yrs

    just beacuase i am 13 doesnt mean anything i still watch the niners like a grown man and i think i should be able to express my thoughts justlike everyone else without people talking crap!!!!sims sucks and comparing him to kwame harris iz rite because hes an automatic false start and sims iz gettin up there in age and hello obviously uve never watched any raiders games because every game i saw sims had a couple false starts and the quaterback was geetin creamed!!!!and by tha way im 14 now and everyone needz to realize we dnt need anymore dead wait on the o-line!!!if the front office dosent get any help frank gore and desean foster wont be goin anywhere this season the only good thing on the o-line is larry allen and jonas jennings!!! if u have a problem call me 916-640-6050

  • FranktheTank

    it’s not “iz” it’s “is” i think someone needs a little Hook-don-Phonics but im all for you watchin the Niners cause they are amazing. oh ya and Joe Staley by far is the best thing going for us on the o-line not that pussy jonas jennings and that old piece of crap larry allen

  • Billy

    I agree Frank except for the Larry Allen part hes not the best O-line man anymore but hes still a starter and better then anyone we have right now beside Joe Staley

  • anthony14yrs

    this is not a damn grammer class of course i know how to spell all that stuff but im not tryin to be all perfect and proper so quit the talk about the grammer and realize how rite i am about this old bag of bones and atomatic false start in barry sims!!!

  • MSouza

    No[,] it might not be grammar class, but[,] shit[,] actually post with some intelligence[,] not like some punk from ["]da hood["].

  • Glad I’m Not 13…

    No it might not be a grammar class, but shit actually post with some intelligence and not like some punk from da hood.

  • anthony14yrs

    u know what before u talk about my grammer look at yours and the last time i checked everyone dosent come on this site and post articles to talk crap about other people they post because they want everyone to see there thoghts about the topic so respect my thoughts asswhole!i dnt come on here and rip everyone about there comments and niether should you use the site for what its supposed to be used for and talk about the niners!!!!!!

  • NINER81

    BARRY SIMS! GREAT…..CAN YOU SAY SUPERBOWL….. OK MAYBE THAT GOING OVERBOARD. I DO LIKE THE SIGNING THOUGH. I WAS REALLY WORRIED ABOUT OUR O-LINE GOING INTO TRAINING CAMP, BUT THE DRAFT AND THE UNDER THE RADAR FREE AGENTS WE’VE SIGNED”AT EASED” MY WORRIES. SURE I WANTED ALAN FANECA BUT I LIKE WHAT WE HAVE DONE. SIMS SHOULD COME IN AND GIVE US A SOLID VET TO BACK UP STALEY. I LIKE THE WAY THE OFFENSE IS SHAPING UP. IN MY MIND THE ONLY ? MARK IS THE QB……….LETS GO ALEX.

  • 49er4Life

    This is about the most inconsequential news i’ve heard in a while. Mr. False start himself.

  • http://www.49ernews.com #1

    It’s all about depth at this point; this particluar player will add good depth to the offensive rotation.

  • Mike

    GREAT!!!!!!!!LETS GO TO THE DIVISION CHAMPS AND TO THE SUPER BOWL 49ERS

  • AXEGRINDER

    I think we got the better end of the o-linemen swap with the Raiders. It seemed like the original “Mr. False Start” Kwame Harris got called on false starts during touchdown plays.That shithead cost us alot of points over the past few years. Plus the Raiders are getting shafted with his contract. With Simms, he’s got experience at more than one position and I could live with a FEW penalties as long as its not on big touchdown plays like sorry ass Kwame. Plus Simms is a friggin’ brute. Descent signing in my opinion.

  • West

    Watch SportCenter or Pardon da Interruption, Shaq clowin Kobe in a night club freestyle…..lol…a good laugh

  • AXEGRINDER

    I meant Kwame screwed up big plays with HOLDING calls. He had way too many false starts too. I don’t know if Simms is known for holding.

  • Adam49

    We have a talented team this year and Nolan has seemed to build a strong,fast, and experienced team that will last for years.There is no reason why we can't compete for the NFC championship Game.Start thinking positive boys the season is right around the corner and personally i've had enough of this doom and gloom bullsh** some fans and bloggers are spewing out their mouths.I hear 6-10 and 7-9..BULLSHIT.10-6 or 11-5 straight to the playoffs.

  • West

    Adam49….. 11-5 sound just about right

  • MSouza

    I wouldn't mind even 9-7, with the NFC WEST playing the AFC and NFC EAST, 9-7 might be good enough to take the division.

  • Billy

    I wouldnt mind a 9-7 record, I mean although we are vastly improved we got a pretty hard schedule

  • West

    Our schedule from 9/28 to 10/19 is a beast….. We are going to have some really good games, 9ers will stay in da games just need to close em out…. Cant wait to play da Patz

  • http://www.sacbee.com/static/weblogs/49ers/archives/013527.html West
  • http://www.sacbee.com/static/weblogs/49ers/archives/013599.html West
  • redandgold

    good pick up… “Glad I’m not 13..” get out of here with your ****, you hate your life!

  • Adam49

    ummm!!!!huh

  • ninerfaithful

    niners are play off bound 08

  • The209Nina-fan

    Well we signed sims but what does that solve??? what i think what we needed instead was a great o-line coach such as Hudson Huack…Can Adam Snyder play at LG??? Will David Baas Play and or beat out Chilo Rachal I mean come on some one has to ignite a fire under his ass as he was one spot away from being a first round pick 3 years ago….and then can Staley conintue to dominate while moving to the left while Mr.Glass breaks on the right???? we needed someone to come in say fuck George Warhops bullshit and teach these guys to pass block like a mean ass bunch of motherfuckers….look at what hudson huack has done in the past in 2007 his mediocre oline allowed almost 15 less sacks than us and that was the dolphins who had their left tackle (vernon Carey) moved to RT, their LG (chris liwinski)is out of football and previously was a backup on the horrible 2006 cardinals line, their center was a rookie, the RG (rex Hadnot)was a former Center and replaced by justin smiley for crying out loud and the RT(LJ Shelton who the niners decided against in free agency in 2005 and choose jonas jennings instead) is now a backup RT in SD…in 2005 his first year with the dolphins he had the fourth least sacks in the nfl…in 2004 he took a bunch of nobodys and turned their careers around with the chargers and got them playing like a playoff caliber line…Bottom line we have the talent on the offensive line but nolan’s biggest mistake was keeping george the fuckup warhop….I pray to god this line can stay healthy and keep alex smith clean at least 85% of the time cuz if it can then its go time baybay

  • Goldsmith 49

    The signing of Barry Sims will add some depth to the offensive line. I don’t think he will beat out Jonas Jennings but he will be a good backup at both tackle positions. The offensive line really needed some competition in order to get the best players on the field. I feel comfortable with Joe Staley at the left tackle position. Adam Synder can finally get use to playing one position. Staley and Synder will form a good left side of the offensive line. We really need Eric Heitman to step up his play. He began to come on at the end of last year. David Baas was beginning to show his potential and then he had a set back this off-season. David Baas should recover before training camp and be ready for the opening of the season. Jonas Jennings can be a good quality RT if he stays healthy. He should be better on the right side than on the left. He maybe a step slow for the LT position. He could flourish as a run blocking RT. I like our backup lineman this year. Chilo Rachel, Tony Wragge, Barry Sims, and Cody Wallace. I like the size of OL. I read an article that Joe Staley beefed up to 320lbs. Each of lineman range from 320lbs. to 330lbs. Hopefully the size of lineman can wear down the other teams. I thought this was the strengh of our team last year and I was off the mark. I think we have better chemistry this year along with some depth.

  • http://www.yearight.com Joe M

    Looking to start a Nickname thread for Sims. So far I’ve heard “Turnstile”, “Oops”, “Gumby”, “Screen Door”, “Strainer”, “Weeble” and “Hologram”.