Colts Sign Former Texans OLB John Simon To Three-Year, $13.5M Deal

Field Yates of ESPN is reporting that the Colts have signed former Texans OLB John Simon to a three-year contract on Friday.

  • According to Ian Rapoport, Simon receives $13.5 million over the course of three seasons.
  • Stephen Holder adds that the contract includes $5.5 million guaranteed.

Simon, 26, is a former fourth-round pick of the Ravens back in 2013. He spent just over a year in Baltimore before he was waived at the start of the 2014 season. The Texans later signed him off of the Ravens’ practice squad before bringing him back on a low-round restricted tender worth $1,671,000 for the 2016 season.

In 2016, Simon appeared in 11 games for the Texans and recorded 51 tackles, 3.5 sacks, a forced fumble and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 39 edge rusher out of 109 qualifying players.

We had him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.

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