SimsThe team already lost veteran tackle Tony Pashos, but Sims' status was more important in the short term, I thought, because he can swing between left and right tackle if needed.
There was no sense in the 49ers trying to sign another free-agent tackle from a weak list. Sims is 35 years old, but he played well enough last season to justify a roster spot, for sure.
The 49ers will presumably select a tackle early in the draft. Sims provides insurance.