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Barry Sims
Barry Sims

Posted Jun 10, 2008
Howard Balzer


Rams Insider Howard Balzer provides the latest news from Rams Park.

The Rams will take a look at former Raiders tackle Barry Sims Friday. Sims, who started 16 games for the Raiders last season, has been a free agent since being released Feb. 29. In nine seasons with the Raiders, he started 119 games.

Before visiting the Rams, Sims will also be in Baltimore and New England after visiting San Francisco Monday.

Currently, the Rams' backups behind Orlando Pace and Alex Barron are Adam Goldberg and Brandon Gorin.

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The Rams switched rookie tight ends on Monday, signing Nick Cleaver from New Mexico State and releasing Doug Jones. Once a safety, Cleaver is 6-3, 238.

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Quarterback Bruce Gradkowski worked in individual drills Tuesday during the team's OTAs after being claimed on waivers last Thursday. There are only two days remaining of OTAs, so Gradkowski isn't expected to get much work, if any, in team drills, since he doesn't know the offense.

He will compete with Brock Berlin for the No. 3 job. Berlin has shown steady progress during the offseason.

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As part of the NFL's International Practice Squad Program, 16 teams from the NFC West, NFC South, AFC West and AFC North will be assigned players that will be in training camp and on the practice squad, but won't count against the eight-man squads.

The Rams were assigned safety Sebastian Sejean, a native of France, who has played American football since 2004. The 24-year-old Sejean attended the University of Laval and is 6-2, 223.



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