Monday May 11th, 2015

Former Alabama quarterback Blake Sims will try out for the Washington Redskins as a running back and receiver,'s Ian Rapoport reports.

Sims attended the Green Bay Packers’ rookie orientation camp last weekend.

Sims completed 64.5% of his passes for 3,487 yards for the Crimson Tide last year, with 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in his lone year as a starter. He also rushed for 350 yards and seven scores last season, and his 35 total touchdowns ranked second in the SEC.

A four-star "athlete" out of Gainesville, Ga., Sims played running back at Alabama as a freshman before switching to quarterback. 

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Sims led Alabama into the College Football Playoff as the top seed, but the Crimson Tide lost to eventual champion Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl in one of the two semifinals.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy told that Sims “did some nice things” while in camp with the club, but Green Bay passed on an opportunity to sign him.

Washington has Alfred Morris and third-round selection Matt Jones at running back and a receiving corps led by DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts.

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