Much like his former Michigan State teammate Le'Veon Bell, Dion Sims landed on an NFL team who had immediate need at his position.
The Miami Dolphins - who drafted Sims in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL draft - lost the services of tight end Anthony Fasano early in free agency to the Chiefs. The team also signed former New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller, who struggled through an injury-filled 2012 season but is hoping for a fresh start with the Dolphins.
Meanwhile, word out of Miami following the close of minicamp is that Sims was seeing more than his fair share of the field over the past three days. "We heard yesterday that the Dolphins have put in 95 percent of the offense," said former Miami Dolphins receiver and Finsiders analyst O.J. McDuffie
. "For a guy like Dion Sims, who's out there running with the first team a lot, to grasp all that offense so far? That's just a great sign of for one, his work ethic, for two, his abilities. And I think it's going to be a great situation for the Dolphins as an offense.
"I mean this guy out there, he runs well, he blocks well, he's surprised me. When he was at Michigan State, you never thought of a guy like Dion Sims - with his size - as being a guy that can run routes and catch the ball. But he's a pretty damn good athlete."