Field Yates reports that the Redskins have signed CB Tharold Simon to a future/reserve contract on Monday.
Simon becomes the 11th player to sign a futures deal with the Redskins since their season ended. The full list includes:
- DL A.J. Francis (NFLTR)
- WR Matt Hazel
- LB Rufus Johnson
- DL Joey Mbu
- OL Ronald Patrick
- DB Shak Randolph
- TE Wes Saxton
- WR Kendal Thompson
- T Isaiah Williams
- S Earl Wolff
- CB Tharold Simon
Future/reserve contracts are essentially an opportunity for players compete for a roster spot in offseason workouts and during training camp.
Simon, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2013. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $2.367 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary $675,000 for the 2016 season.
The Seahawks waived him a few weeks into the regular season and was later claimed off of waivers by the Cardinals. Arizona recently decided to waive him to make room for CB Harlan Miller.
The Ravens and Dolphins also worked him out last week but did not sign him to a deal.
While Simon has shown some ability in the past, he’s dealt with numerous injuries since entering the NFL, which has led to him appearing in just 20 total games.
In 2016, Simon has appeared in nine games and recorded six tackles and no interceptions.