Washington Football Team will reportedly activate WR Steven Sims from IR
The Washington Football Team will reportedly activate WR Steven Sims from IR.
Since Week 3, the Washington Football Team has been without their slot receiver Steven Sims. The second-year wideout suffered a toe injury and was placed on IR by Washington.
Now, it seems like he is going to be returning to action for the team.
According to ESPN’s John Keim, Washington is expected to activate Sims from IR. After four weeks of action missed, Sims will return to action against the New York Giants in Week 8.
More from Riggo's Rag
- Highlighting the best Commanders 2023 NFL Draft betting props
- 3 late Commanders rumors drawing buzz ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft
- 4 bold predictions for the Commanders 2023 NFL Draft
- Commanders News: Chase Young trade, draft day, CB riser and Sam Howell
- Bet365 VA Bonus Code – Claim $200 Guaranteed With Sign-Up Bonus
Sims’ return will be a boost for Washington. The team hasn’t had a true No. 2 weapon emerge on the offense in his absence across from Terry McLaurin. Tight end Logan Thomas has played well in recent weeks, but the team hasn’t gotten enough out of their other receivers.
Sims will have a chance to become a solid slot weapon who can move the ball with Kyle Allen at the helm. As a rookie, Sims was an explosive playmaker and in his first two games of this season, he averaged three catches per game for 51.5 yards. He’s another versatile weapon for the offense and Scott Turner will be able to get more creative with the unit as a result.
There will be a few intriguing things to watch about Sims in his return to the team. First will be how Turner opts to use Sims in the offense and what different packages he’ll have available for all of his playmakers. Second will be how healthy he is after missing over a month of action.
Third, and most important, will be seeing how Sims clicks with Kyle Allen. Despite Dwayne Haskins‘ struggles, he and Sims had a strong rapport and Sims was able to produce with the Ohio State product at QB. Hypothetically, Allen should find success throwing to Sims, but we won’t know how they click until they’re on the field together.
No matter how you look at it, Sims’ return is good news for Washington. He’ll add another element to their offense and could be a big difference-maker as the team looks to go on a post-bye week run.