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John Simon | Linebacker | #51

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 260
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 4 (129) / BAL
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Texans ruled out OLB John Simon (chest) for Week 12 against the Chargers.
Simon suffered a chest injury Monday night against the Raiders. Jadeveon Clowney could see more snaps at outside linebacker with Simon out, but ILB Akeem Dent will likely get the majority of the snaps. Nov 26 - 9:37 AM

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Texans re-signed restricted free agent OLB John Simon to a one-year, $1.671 million contract.

It's the value of the original-pick tender. Simon is a try-hard special teamer and sub-package edge defender who excels against the run.
Apr 6 - 2:16 PM

Texans extended restricted free agent OLB John Simon an original-pick tender.

A 2013 fourth-round pick of the Ravens, Simon made an impact as a rotational outside 'backer in Houston last year, emerging as one of the team's top run defenders. He may have a future in a Jarret Johnson-type edge-setting role.
Mar 8 - 11:01 PM

Texans signed OLB John Simon off the Ravens practice squad.

Simon reunites with Mike Vrabel, who coached him at Ohio State. The tweener type will likely contribute on special teams if active for Thursday's game against the Colts.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 09:16:00 AM

Ravens waived OLB John Simon.

The No. 129 overall pick, Simon was active for just seven games as a rookie, playing all of three snaps on defense. At 6-foot-1, 252 pounds, he's an NFL tweener. He'll search for practice-squad work.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 02:05:00 PM

Ravens signed fourth-round OLB John Simon to a four-year contract.

Simon, a defensive end at Ohio State, will make the transition to stand-up edge rusher with the Ravens. He's already drawn comparisons to ex-Raven Jarret Johnson, but expect him to focus on special teams as a rookie.
Tue, May 21, 2013 12:17:00 PM

Ravens fourth-round pick John Simon is projected as an outside rush linebacker in Baltimore.

Simon played with his hand in the dirt at defensive end in college, but he is already drawing comparisons to ex-Raven Jarret Johnson. The only knock on Simon (6-foot-1, 257) is his size, but he'll have a similarly short edge rusher in Elvis Dumervil (5-foot-11, 248) to learn from with the Ravens.
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 12:14:00 PM

Ravens selected Ohio State DE John Simon with the No. 129 overall pick.

Simon (6-1, 257) — referred to as the "heart and soul" of Ohio State's defense by Urban Meyer — was a three-year starter for the Buckeyes, racking up 43 career tackles for loss and 20.5 sacks. He ran 4.62 at OSU's Pro Day. NFL teams don't love short, stubby pass rushers, but Simon is built like James Harrison, with a similar non-stop motor and offers plus athleticism. He'll struggle for snaps along the Ravens' loaded defensive line as a rookie, but is an intriguing developmental prospect.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 01:44:00 PM

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