Former ISU safety Sims signs with Buccaneers

Daily Staff

Former ISU safety David Sims was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ active 53-man roster on Tuesday. 

Sims, who spent the preseason with the New York Giants, will join tight end and former ISU teammate Collin Franklin with the Buccaneers. The 5-foot-9, 204-pound Sims tallied two tackles and forced a fumble in four preseason games with the Giants.

Franklin played in the preseason and in weeks four and five in the regular season but has since been placed on the team’s practice squad.

At Iowa State, Sims was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year in 2009 after making 88 tackles and leading the Cyclones with five interceptions. In his senior season, the Gainesville, Fla., native made 96 tackles, forced three fumbles, recovered one and tallied an interception.

The Buccaneers are coming off a bye week and will travel to New Orleans to face the Saints on Sunday at 12 p.m.