Niners agree to two-year contract with Sims

Updated: June 23, 2008, 3:23 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Barry Sims

Sims

The San Francisco 49ers beat out the rival St. Louis Rams for the services of former Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Barry Sims.

Sims agreed to a two-year deal but financial terms weren't available.

Though not promised a chance to start, Sims is expected to compete for playing time at right tackle.

Sims, 33, is entering his 10th season. He is a 6-foot-5, 305-pound blocker with left tackle experience.

John Clayton is a senior writer for ESPN.com.

John Clayton

NFL senior writer