Sims-Walker looks for big game against former team
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker holds a football during NFL football training camp Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson
St. Louis Rams wide receivers Joe West, left, and Mike Sims-Walker talk between drills during NFL football training camp on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at the Rams' training facility in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Jeff Roberson
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Mike Sims-Walker is looking for a big game against his former team to prove he belongs in St. Louis.
The free-agent receiver has helped the St. Louis Rams to a 3-0 preseason record, including a touchdown catch in Friday's 14-10 win at Kansas City.
Sims-Walker and the Rams face Jacksonville in Thursday's final preseason game. The Jaguars drafted him in 2007 and he caught 106 passes in his final two seasons. He's still unhappy they didn't re-sign him.
But showing Jacksonville it made a mistake isn't his only incentive.
Sims-Walker is dedicating his life on and off the field to his father, who died of colon cancer in 2008. He changed his name from Mike Walker to Mike Sims-Walker as a tribute and speaks out about colon cancer awareness and the importance of checkups.
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