The Bucs have had a roster spot open for five days now, and they have finally filled it by signing....a safety. Undrafted free agent David Sims out of Iowa State was added to the roster today per Rick Brown of the Lakeland Ledger. The Gainesville native was with the Giants in the preseason, but didn't make the team.
Sims had some off-field problems in college, transferring from Oklahoma to Iowa State because of academic issues and being arrested for unauthorized use of a credit card in 2010. However, he's supposed to be a talented player with a knack for finding the football and some return skills. Judging by the Bucs' own story, he's pretty beefed up.
The addition of Sims might also say something about the availability of Tanard Jackson for Sunday's game. The Bucs have been pretty quiet on Jackson, despite making it known that Legarrette Blount will definitely be available on Sunday and generally being optimistic about Gerald McCoy's return from injury. This also says something about Ahmad Black, the Bucs' fifth-round pick who didn't make it out of training camp because of an injury and has spent the season on the practice squad so far.
Of course, the Bucs still haven't activated Andrew Economos from the PUP list, which means they'll have to cut someone once they do. Chances are that player will simply be David Sims.