Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - The Cincinnati Bengals activated defensive
tackle Pat Sims off the physically unable to perform list Friday, with the
expectation that the veteran lineman will play in this weekend's game against
the New York Giants.
Sims, a member of Cincinnati's defensive line rotation in each of the past
four seasons, had been sidelined since training camp with a hamstring injury.
The 26-year-old also had his 2011 campaign cut short after only 11 games after
tearing ligaments in his ankle last November.
A third-round pick of the Bengals in 2008, Sims has played in 52 games and
made 23 starts in his pro career.
To make room on the 53-man roster, Cincinnati waived reserve linebacker
In other team injury news, starting safety Reggie Nelson is doubtful for
Sunday's matchup with the Giants after hurting his hamstring during last
weekend's loss to Denver. Rookie cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, who made his NFL
debut against the Broncos after missing the Bengals' first seven games with a
preseason knee issue, did not practice on Friday and is listed as
Center Jeff Faine (hamstring) was a limited participant on Friday and is also
questionable, while leading rusher BenJarvus Green-Ellis (illness) is probable
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