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This Cam Sims TD shows the potential he could add to Washington

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Yes, before you start rambling, Cam Sims' performance in training camp matters less than his performance in the regular season (if he gets there, that is). The third-year wideout was the breakout summer performer in 2019, yet all of his hype ended up leading to just two catches.

Even so, the touchdown he hauled in on Tuesday is worth mentioning, both because it was absurd on its own and because it illustrates why he may get another chance in Washington despite not doing much at all last year.

In an 11-on-11 red zone session, Kyle Allen waited, waited and waited before picking out Sims in the back of the end zone under the goalpost. The ball was high, but Sims went up higher, and this was the result:

Beyond Terry McLaurin, Steven Sims, Dontrelle Inman and Antonio Gandy-Golden, there is at least one open spot on the receiver depth chart and possibly two. And there is certainly an open spot for someone who can do that. 

The regime that once said Sims threw a "hand grenade" into the conversation on the outside is gone, but Ron Rivera is all in on giving guys chances no matter what and highlights like that from Sims can only help.

What he lacks in consistency, he makes up for in top-end ability, and that may be exactly what Washington wants in a fifth or sixth target.