NFL Network reported that Sims, an unrestricted free agent, is close to a deal with the Chicago Bears. His opportunity with the Dolphins was in question because of the soon-to-be-official trade for Julius Thomas, though Gase wanted to keep him and believed there would be a fit for him in the offense this season.
“Dion did exactly what we needed him to do,” he said last week. “I think we held him back a little bit and didn’t let him do some of the things that he probably could have done. We’ll see what goes on moving forward. I’ve got an idea of what we want to do… There’s a good plan in place.”
Sims led all Dolphins tight ends with 26 catches, 256 yards and four touchdown receptions last year. He made $1.8 million last season, and Spotrac estimated his market value at $24.5 million deal over five years.
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