Detroit Lion Ernie Sims Traded To Philadelphia Eagles

April 20th, 2010 - 2:23 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Ernie Sims Apr 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Linebacker for the Detroit Lions, Ernie Sims was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles today in a three team deal, which leaves the Lion wearing an Eagle jersey next season.

The Eagles gave a fifth round draft pick to the Denver Broncos which was 137th overall. Tony Scheffler was given to the Lions, along with a 7th round number 220 draft pick, and the Lions, in turn, gave Sims to the Eagles. “I loved it in Detroit,” Sims said today in a media conference call. “But it just didn’t work out.

Ernie Sims was drafted at number 9 overall in 2006 by Detroit, from Florida State. He was a starter for eight games last season, and 56 total times during his career. The Lions won two games in 2009. Sim’s said that he does not expect to be handed a starting position with the Eagles, but will come in and earn his spot. According to the Eagles’ website, this is the fifth trade this season, netting them 10 picks in the upcoming draft.

“We are excited to acquire Ernie Sims,” Philadelphia general manager Howie Roseman said on the Eagles’ Web site. “He plays fast, he’s aggressive and his style is a great fit for our defensive scheme. He is a leader who was a team captain for the Lions, and we are eager to see what he can do in our defense.” More information is available on Ernie Sims’s official website

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