TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Cardinals took another stab at filling Daryl Washington's void when they signed veteran linebacker Ernie Sims to a one-year deal on Tuesday.
Sims worked out for the Cardinals last week, but tweeted that the team wasn't ready to make a commitment at that time. The Cardinals likely new already that Washington was about to be suspended for the year for violating the league's policy and program for substance abuse, but Arizona also cleared additional cap space this week when released-guard Daryn Colledge's June 1 designation went into effect.
Sims, a nine-year veteran, will be in a rotation with 2013 second-round pick Kevin Minter, 13-year veteran Larry Foote, Lorenzo Alexander and possibly Kenny Demens.
Sims, 29, played the last two seasons with Dallas where he started 12 of 22 games and amassed 86 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble. He was the ninth overall pick by Detroit in 2006, averaging 123.7 tackles while starting every game the first three seasons of his ca...