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Tharold Simon | Defensive Back | #29

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 202
College: LSU
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 5 (138) / SEA
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Cardinals claimed CB Tharold Simon off waivers from Seattle.
It's a veteran flyer for the cornerback-needy Cardinals. Simon will push for a role behind Pat Peterson, Brandon Williams, and Justin Bethel. Sep 14 - 4:59 PM

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Seahawks waived CB Tharold Simon.

An oft-talked about prospect, Simon is a fourth-year pro who's made only five career starts, all of which came in 2014. He was limited to one game by a toe injury last season, and has had major injury issues. Simon drew hyperbolic praise from Richard Sherman this summer, but is 25 with a résumé that doesn't match the hype.
Sep 13 - 5:29 PM

Seahawks CB Tharold Simon (toe) has been a full participant in the offseason program.

Injuries have wrecked the 2013 fifth-rounder's career to date, but Simon is getting first-team reps on defense with DeShawn Shead sidelined. "He’s doing everything," coach Pete Carroll said. "This is a really good look at him, this is the best we have seen him. ... He’s going to have a great, competitive opportunity because he’s put together a great off-season." Were Simon to beat out Shead for No. 3 cornerback duties, he would play on the boundary in nickel situations.
May 26 - 7:48 PM

Seahawks placed CB Tharold Simon (toe) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Simon missed the last two games and wasn't close to returning. He was active in Week 2, but didn't play any snaps in a lost season. The Seahawks needed Simon's roster spot to promote RB Rod Smith with Marshawn Lynch out. 24-year-old Simon is signed through 2016.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 03:35:00 PM

Seahawks CB Tharold Simon (shoulder) is sitting out OTAs, but is expected to be ready for training camp.

It's unclear if Simon ever went under the knife, but the Seahawks appear confident that he'll be ready for camp. Free-agent addition Cary Williams, not Simon, is penciled in as a starter opposite Richard Sherman.
Tue, May 26, 2015 05:00:00 PM

Seahawks CB Tharold Simon could need offseason shoulder surgery.

Simon will likely miss the majority of OTAs if he requires surgery, and should be considered questionable for training camp. With RCB Byron Maxwell possibly leaving in free agency and Jeremy Lane coming off a torn ACL, Marcus Burley is Seattle's only healthy corner behind Richard Sherman.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Feb 21, 2015 09:23:00 PM

Seahawks CB Tharold Simon (knee, probable) will make his NFL debut against the Rams Week 7.

Simon underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus early in September. He practiced in full both Thursday and Friday. Simon was the talk of Seahawks' camp, and could make an immediate impact in Seattle's secondary.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 12:44:00 PM

Tharold Simon (knee) had surgery on a "minor cartilage injury" this week.

Coach Pete Carroll "hopes" Simon can return in four weeks. With Jeremy Lane also injured, Marcus Burley will get an extended look as Seattle's No. 3 corner.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 06:22:00 PM

Seahawks CB Tharold Simon is expected have "minor" knee surgery this week.

Coach Pete Carroll doesn't believe the injury is a long-term issue. It explains why Seattle traded a sixth-round pick to the Colts for Marcus Burley. Jeremy Lane will play in nickel packages against Green Bay Thursday night.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 02:44:00 PM

ESPN 710 Seattle reports Seahawks CB Tharold Simon has "generated more buzz than any player over the past month."

With Walter Thurmond and Brandon Browner gone, Simon is competing for Seattle's nickel corner job. Third-year CB Jeremy Lane and Phillip Adams are also in the mix. If Simon wins the job, Byron Maxwell would likely move inside in sub-packages. Simon is a potential breakout candidate in Seattle's Cover-3. He spent 2013 sidelined with a foot injury.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 08:38:00 PM

The Seattle Times' Jayson Jenks said second-year CB Tharold Simon had "the best day of any player" at Seahawks OTAs Thursday.

6-foot-3 Simon went high to pick off two passes and earned praise from Richard Sherman when he forced a running play back inside. Simon spent all of 2013 sidelined with a foot injury, but he has been pegged as a player ready to step up this season. He will compete for outside corner duties in Seattle's sub-packages.
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 07:05:00 PM

Seahawks CB Tharold Simon (foot surgery) has been cleared to run.

Per reporter Liz Mathews, Simon is expected to resume practicing in "some capacity next week." A 2013 fifth-rounder, Simon spent his rookie year on injured reserve. DBs coach Kris Richard recently labeled Simon as someone who must "step up" after the losses of Walter Thurmond III and Brandon Browner.
Tue, May 27, 2014 06:46:00 PM

Seahawks DB coach Kris Richard considers second-year CB Tharold Simon a candidate to "step up" this season.

A 2013 fifth-round pick, Simon spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve after foot surgery. With the Seahawks losing Brandon Browner and Walter Thurmond to free agency, Simon will get a chance to compete for playing time in sub-packages. Simon has the prototype size for Seattle's Cover 3 scheme, and could play his way into nickel or dime duties at outside corner.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 05:43:00 PM

Seahawks CB Tharold Simon recently had another foot surgery.

Simon missed his entire rookie campaign with injuries in both of his feet. It's concerning that he's still dealing with the issue six months later. The fifth-rounder will be trying to get right and win a job on special teams in training camp.
Thu, Feb 6, 2014 08:34:00 AM

Seahawks placed rookie CB Tharold Simon on the reserve/PUP list.

Simon suffered a fractured foot at spring practices and never took a snap in the preseason or training camp. He's eligible for activation in Week 7.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 04:28:00 PM

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