The 26-year-old receiver was cut by the St. Louis Rams on Monday and early signs indicate that he’ll be back in Jacksonville, which is where Sims-Walker played from his rookie season in 2008 through last year.
A source close to the situation said Sims-Walker feels like he’s going to be picked up by the Jaguars. That sentiment was echoed by a Sims-Walker tweet on Tuesday afternoon, in which the receiver wrote:
Whether Sims-Walker's interest in Jacksonville is reciprocated at this point is unclear, but it seems like there has been contact between the two parties.
Sims-Walker (6-2, 214) was the Jaguars’ leading receiver in 2009 with 869 yards but his relationship with the team grew stale because he reportedly was a distraction in the locker room. A rumored reason for Sims-Walker being discontent was that he was not happy with then quarterback David Garrard’s play.
The Jaguars’ receivers have struggled this season and Sims-Walker’s athleticism and size would be a welcomed addition as a low-risk, high-reward signing. Jacksonville currently has the worst offense in the NFL.