Posted by Michael David Smith on June 23, 2008, 1:52 p.m.
Free agent offensive lineman Barry Sims, who had played his entire career with the Oakland Raiders, has decided not to leave the Bay Area.

Sims agreed to a contract with the San Francisco *****, his agent Ken Vierra, has confirmed.

“What maybe tips it a little bit is the money is a little bit better and you don’t have to move to play here,” Vierra said. “All I can tell you is he had a good feel in San Francisco.”

Sims, who has experience as both a left tackle and a right tackle, is expected to compete with Jonas Jennings for playing time at right tackle. Joe Staley has been penciled in as the starter at left tackle.