Source: Sims hopes to speed up trade

Seattle Seahawks guard Rob Sims plans to sign his one-year, $1.101 million restricted free-agent tender Thursday, hoping to speed up his chances for a trade, according to a source.

The Seahawks recently informed Sims he was being shopped and they were hoping to get three teams involved. The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions have expressed interest in Sims and, according to a source, the Philadelphia Eagles might also be interested.

Sims, a fourth-round draft choice, has 34 starts in his four seasons in Seattle. The former Ohio State guard has the flexibility to play the left or the right side of the line, which makes him attractive to teams.

John Clayton is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com.