After making a visit the Arizona on Friday, Ernie Sims signed a one year contract with the Cardinals.
The ninth overall pick in the 2006 draft to the Detroit Lions, Sims has underwhelmed since his rookie season, when he picked up 124 tackles, a half sack, and a pass defended. At the time, he was compared to the early years of NFL great, Derrick Brooks.
However, he was traded away to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010, and lasted only a season, picking up 55 tackles and two sacks.
Following a brief stint with Philadelphia, he had yet another short season with the Colts.
His break came on October 24, 2012. Following the Sean Lee injury that would keep him out for the remainder of the season, Dallas signed Sims as depth. He would quickly crack the starting lineup in only his second week there, and ultimately became the defenses signal caller.
On March 18 he was re-signed on a one year contract to the Cowboys.
In his nine year career, Sims has played in 109 games, made 420 tackles, five and a half sacks, six fumbles, and one interception.
With the move of Lorenzo Alexander to the inside backer position, Sims could very well be signed to replace the void Alexander has on the outside, or could be signed as depth inside.