4 Commanders players that shouldn’t be back in 2023
By Dean Jones
Cam Sims – Commanders WR
When the Washington Commanders snapped up Cam Sims in 2018 from the undrafted free-agent pool, hopes were high that his size and physicality could emerge as a productive contributor. His explosiveness isn’t considered top-tier by any stretch, but the prospect was well worth taking a chance on and he deserves credit for making it onto the 53-man roster in each of the last four seasons.
Sims found opportunities limited until gaining more involvement during the 2020 season. This saw the player flash occasionally, bringing in 32 receptions from 48 targets for 477 receiving yards and one touchdown.
Things haven’t gone according to plan for Sims in recent years. He’s found life difficult in terms of generating targets, with just 18 coming his way from 17 games last season – three of which he started.
With another strong group of wide receivers emerging from the college ranks, the Commanders could cut their losses with Sims. The wideout is out of contract and could be let go providing the team’s primary decision-makers bring in the necessary reinforcements.
Whether Sims gets another opportunity elsewhere remains to be seen. But as stated previously, players with these athletic attributes always get a second chance somewhere along the line.