The Arizona Cardinals have released linebacker Ernie Sims. Sims was taken with the ninth pick of the 2006 draft by the Lions.
Sims was the No. 9 pick in the 2006 draft by the Detroit Lions. He started every game for Detroit in his first three seasons.
The Cardinals' first depth chart of the preseason listed Sims as the third-string inside linebacker. Arizona has eight other inside linebackers in training camp.
The Cardinals open the preseason on Saturday against the Houston Texans.
- Dan Gartland