When the Minnesota Vikings waived tight end Ben Sims, they had hoped to sneak him onto the practice squad. Unfortunately, that won’t happen, as the Green Bay Packers were awarded him on waivers Wednesday afternoon.
Sims had a really solid training camp and preseason for the Vikings. He caught one of the nicest catches of the preseason for the Vikings.
The safety to Ben Sims' side on this play didn't believe he was a threat deep, that was a mistake. Interesting to see the TE be the deepest route on a flood concept, and it played to the Vikings' advantage here. pic.twitter.com/SvO1giLMC1
— Matt Fries (@FriesFootball) August 21, 2023
His blocking was also impressive. Sims graded out with a Pro Football Focus pass-blocking grade of 74.1 and run blocking grade of 63.8.
The Packers claiming Sims is interesting, as they just drafted two tight ends on day two in 2023 and Josiah DeGuara was a day two pick in 2020.
The Vikings will have to look elsewhere if they want a tight end for the practice squad.