Skip to Content, Navigation, or Footer.
Sunday, April 14
The Indiana Daily Student

sports

Tennessee signs another former Colts defender

Corey Simon joins Titans after sitting out last year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Defensive tackle Corey Simon agreed to terms Tuesday with the Tennessee Titans and will try to resume his career after not playing at all in 2006.\nThe Indianapolis Colts released Simon on Aug. 4 after he failed a physical at the start of training camp. Simon took a physical with the Titans a week ago and was expected to be at practice later Tuesday.\n“Corey brings a combination of run-stuffing size and pass-rushing ability to the defensive tackle position,” general manager Mike Reinfeldt said in a statement. “Prior to last season, he has been a consistent and productive player who contributed to playoff teams and we are excited to see him get a second chance here with the Titans to prove he still has that ability.”\nSimon had arthroscopic knee surgery but was placed on the non-football illness/injury list Oct. 5 with an undisclosed ailment a year after signing a five-year, $30 million contract with the Colts.\nHe was the sixth pick overall in 2000 by the Philadelphia Eagles and a Pro Bowler in 2003. He spent five seasons with Philadelphia and had 270 tackles and 32 sacks, but the Eagles released him just before the 2005 season because he refused to sign a one-year franchise tender.\nIf healthy, he could help a defense that ranked 30th in the NFL against the run last year, giving up 144.6 yards per game.

Get stories like this in your inbox
Subscribe