http://www.indystar.com/article/2011...t|IndyStar.comANDERSON, Ind. – The Indianapolis Colts continued to pluck former first-round draft picks from the veteran free-agent market.
Their latest acquisition: linebacker Ernie Sims. Todd France, Sims’ agent, confirmed the signing.
Sims was a first-round pick of the Detroit Lions in 2006, the ninth overall pick. The Colts earlier signed defensive end Jamaal Anderson, a 2007 first-round pick of the Atlanta Falcons.
In five seasons with the Lions (2006-09) and Philadelphia (2010), Sims started 71 of a possible 80 regular-season games. He had a career-high 134 tackles in 2007.
The 6-0, 230-pounder has 4 1/2 sacks and five interceptions in his career.