The full list of tryouts for the Lions includes:
- LB David Bass
- LB Tyrone Holmes
- TE Donnie Ernsberger
- FB Jalston Fowler
- FB Jay Prosch
- FB Aaron Ripkowski
- DE John Simon
The Lions also hosted WR Keon Hatcher for a visit.
Simon, 27, 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 and later signed on to the Ravens’ practice squad.
After Simon played out the 2016 season under a low-round restricted tender, the Colts signed him to a three-year, $14 million contract last year only to cut him loose coming out of the preseason.
In 2017, Simon appeared in nine games for the Colts and recorded 43 tackles, three sacks, an interception returned for a touchdown, and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 55 edge rusher out of 115 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 50 Available 2018 NFL Free Agents list.