Seven of the first 10 players selected in the 2006 NFL Draft are still in the league. Linebacker Ernie Sims, the No. 9 overall pick eight years ago, is one of those of seven players. He has played with five clubs, first the Lions, then the Eagles, Colts and Cowboys, and now the Cardinals, who signed him in June.

The 29-year-old Sims has never made a Pro Bowl, but he’s always had a job, and he’s always contributed. Though he’s been a reserve in recent years, he’s recorded at least 40 tackles in every one of his pro seasons, and he’s never played less than 10 regular season games.

In a story published Friday, Sims told the Tallahassee Democrat he would like to reach 10 years in the NFL.