Why Washington added Cam Sims to roster before Eagles game


The Washington Football Team added wide receiver Cam Sims to the active roster in advance of Sunday's Week 1 game against Philadelphia. 

Sims' addition from the practice squad to the active roster gives Washington six wide receivers for their first game, and comes a few days after head coach Ron Rivera explained that bringing guys up from the practice squad will be a regular occurence in the odd 2020 season.

"You can now pull up a guy from the practice squad as a special teams player, as an extra wide receiver, whatever you want at that point. There’s going to be some interesting moves come game day," Rivera said last week. "Game day won’t be set until probably Saturday."

Well, Rivera was telling the truth.

So what does Sims mean for the Eagles game?

It might not be much. Sims could be used on special teams certainly, but don't expect the third-year pro to make a huge impact on offense.

Washington will lean on Terry McLaurin and Steven Sims at wide out with Dontrelle Inman on the field in three-WR sets. Additionally, offensive coordinator Scott Turner plans to throw a lot of passes to his running backs, like Antonio Gibson and J.D. McKissic.

Sims is big and knows the offense. He could help if needed. But this seems like a move for special teams, and Sims drew praise for his play on kickoff teams during training camp.