After the last day of OTA’s, the Bucs got down to getting the paperwork done with some of their high-round NFL Draft picks. Charles Sims was one of them.
Sims signed a four-year deal worth a little over $3 million, including a $684,092 signing bonus. He will backup starter Doug Martin, but should see significant playing time this season. They see Sims as a guy who can carry the ball between the tackles and will likely be the back on the field during passing downs.
“He’s a bigger back who can run between the tackles,” Bucs offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford said of Sims. “He runs with a low pad level and catches the ball really, really well. … (And) it looks on tape like he can pass protect.”
In his college career with Houston and West Virginia, he had 3,465 rushing yards and 40 touchdowns. He ability to catch the ball out of the backfield or split outside led him to 203 receptions for 2,108 yards and 11 touchdowns.
The Bucs begin training camp on July 25th.