Defensive tackle Pat Sims was eligible to come off the Physically Unable to Perform List two weeks ago but things still remain in limbo.
Sims was placed on PUP on Aug. 31 due to a hamstring injury and missed the first six games. Per the rules, a team has a three-week window for the player to start practicing. Once he begins practicing, a three-week roster exemption begins to put the player on the active roster. If a player is not activated to the 53-man roster or does not begin practicing, he must remain on PUP for the remainder of the season.
“We’re waiting on Pat to where Pat can help us. He’s being given certain guidelines to do so that he can achieve it quickly,” head coach Marvin Lewis said.
Sims missed the final five games of last season due to an ankle injury and has not taken part in a practice since Dec. 1 of last year. He signed a one-year extension during the offseason.