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55 John Simon LB

New England Patriots

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December 28, 2020 07:36 PM
Patriots' John Simon: Good to go Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simon (hamstring) is active for Monday's game against the Bills.

The 30-year-old suffered the injury during last week's loss to the Dolphins but won't miss any additional time. Simon has 49 tackles (32 solo) two sacks and three passes defensed through 14 games this season.

December 20, 2020 10:52 PM
Patriots' John Simon: Sustains hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simon (hamstring) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Miami.

The 30-year-old has not established himself as a dominant edge presence by any means, posting four QB hits and two sacks thus far in 2020. What Simon has provided is consistent availability, as he's started 25 times for New England without posting a game absence since the start of 2019. Former Raider Shilique Calhoun is the presumed next man up at outside linebacker for as long as Simon is unable to return.

November 17, 2019 03:20 PM
Patriots' John Simon: Ready for Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simon (elbow) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Eagles.

Simon avoided missing his first game of the year, and he's slated to start at defensive end in this contest. The 29-year-old has recorded 22 tackles, three sacks and four pass breakups this year.

November 16, 2019 12:12 PM
Patriots' John Simon: Listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots have listed Simon (elbow) as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Eagles.

Simon was added to the Patriots' injury report Thursday after a limited practice session. He remained limited Friday and will now be a game-time decision Sunday. Chase Winovich and Deatrich Wise will be in line for extra work if Simon ends up being unable to play.

November 14, 2019 06:12 PM
Patriots' John Simon: Added to injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simon was added to the Patriots' injury report Thursday with an elbow issue, Mike Reiss of reports.

Simon was still able to get in a limited practice Thursday, but his status bears watching. Chase Winovich and Deatrich Wise would be the likely recipients of extra playing time if the former Buckeye can't go.

October 23, 2019 12:12 AM
Patriots' John Simon: Forces fumble in blowout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simon had three tackles (two solo), a sack and a forced fumble in Monday's win over the Jets.

The New England defense terrorized QB Sam Darnold all night, and Simon contributed to that on the second play of the second quarter with a strip sack. The 29-year-old has 19 tackles (10 solo), three sacks and an interception this season, but he's totaled only 57 defensive snaps over the last three games.

October 11, 2019 12:04 PM
Patriots' John Simon: Grabs interception in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simon notched two tackles (both solo), one defended pass and one interception during Thursday's 35-14 win over the Giants.

Simon recorded the second interception of his seven-year career Thursday. After being held off the stat sheet Week 5 against Washington, Simon has managed to bounce back to his usual disruptive level. He'll benefit from an extended rest period before the Patriots face the Jets in Week 7.

October 2, 2019 12:20 AM
Patriots' John Simon: Sack in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simon recorded six tackles (five solo), a sack and a pass defensed across 57 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Bills.

Simon was constant disrupter on the field Sunday, as he tied for the second-most tackles on the team. Couple with a sack and a pivotal third-down goal line tackle, and it may have been Simon's best performance of the year. He'll look to keep up the level of play this Sunday against the Redskins.

September 23, 2019 01:48 PM
Patriots' John Simon: Posts five tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simon made five tackles (two solo) in Sunday's 30-14 win over the Jets.

Simon posted a sack in Week 2, and he followed that up with a solid tackle count. The 28-year-old defensive end was never a consistent pass rusher, however, as he never posted more than five sacks in any of his previous six seasons.

September 19, 2019 03:56 PM
Patriots' John Simon: Notches sack Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simon racked up one solo tackle, one sack and one defended pass during Sunday's 43-0 win over the Dolphins.

Simon managed to make a disruptive impact Week 2 despite playing just 34 percent (21 snaps) of New England's snaps on defense. He'll attempt to keep his momentum up heading into Sunday's tilt against the Jets.

March 13, 2019 05:20 PM
Patriots' John Simon: Staying in New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simon agreed to terms Wednesday with the Patriots on a two-year contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Simon was cut by the Colts ahead of last season but performed well upon landing a part-time role with the Patriots in late September. He played in 11 games in 2018, accumulating 17 tackles (eight solo) and two sacks. Look for the Ohio State product to again have a role in the Patriots' edge-rushing rotation while also logging snaps on special teams.

October 29, 2018 07:20 PM
Patriots' John Simon: Active for Monday's affair
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simon (shoulder) will suit up for Monday's game against the Bills.

Simon was not listed on the Patriots' injury report prior to kickoff indicating that he'll be ready for the divisional affair. The Ohio State product has missed most of October but should re-assume his role as a depth outside linebacker moving forward.

October 20, 2018 08:40 PM
Patriots' John Simon: Ruled out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simon (shoulder) was downgraded to out for Sunday's game at Chicago.

Simon was originally listed as questionable after being a limited participant at practice this week. The 28-year-old will miss his second straight game after suffering the shoulder injury against the Colts in Week 5.

October 19, 2018 04:56 PM
Patriots' John Simon: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simon (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears.

Simon has not retaken the field since suffering a shoulder injury in Week 5, and was a limited participant in Friday's practice. The 28-year-old depth linebacker will return to a rotational defensive role when healthy, but it remains to be seen whether Simon will suit up against Chicago on Sunday.

October 14, 2018 07:20 PM
Patriots' John Simon: Forced to sit out Sunday night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simon (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs.

Simon was hurt in Week 5 and wasn't able to recover in time to take on the Chiefs despite the extra rest. The 28-year-old had seen 25 defensive snaps over his past two games and made six tackles (three solo) with a sack.

October 4, 2018 09:44 PM
Patriots' John Simon: Questionable to return with shoulder injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simon is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Colts with a shoulder injury, Mike Reiss of reports.

Simon's injury will hurt New England's depth at linebacker. Kyle Van Noy may be asked to fill in for Simon on special teams as long as he is out.

October 2, 2018 03:48 PM
Patriots' John Simon: Posts sack Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simon recorded five tackles (two solo), including a sack, in Sunday's 38-7 win over Miami.

Simon's stat line is impressive, especially considering he signed with New England last week and was only on the field for 20 defensive snaps. He saw some additional work after Elandon Roberts exited with an undisclosed injury. Simon could see more snaps against the Colts in Week 5 if Roberts is held out or limited.

September 26, 2018 08:12 PM
Patriots' John Simon: Signing with New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simon signed a contract with the Patriots on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Simon lands in New England after being released by Indianapolis in the beginning of the regular season. The veteran defensive end is expected to serve as a linebacker in the Patriots' defensive scheme, providing depth to the team with Ja'Whaun Bentley (undisclosed) having been placed on injured reserve. Simon will serve as a depth and special teams player.

September 2, 2018 09:24 AM
John Simon: Released by Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simon was released by Indianapolis on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Simon hurt his neck last Sunday against the 49ers and was unable to play in the team's preseason finale, but there hasn't been any suggestion the injury is serious. The veteran defensive end was a surprise cut, considering he had 43 tackles and three sacks in nine games last season and was entering the second year of a three-year contract with the Colts. He shouldn't have too much trouble catching on with another team as a depth pass-rusher and special teams player.

August 26, 2018 06:16 PM
Colts' John Simon: Neck injury not serious
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simon's neck injury is not considered serious, but he won't play in Thursday's preseason finale in Cincinnati, the Indianapolis Star reports.

Simon left Saturday's game with a sore neck, but it sounds like the Colts were playing it safe. The injury may be a worry, however, considering Simon missed the final seven games of the 2017 season with a neck injury.

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Game Log
Sun 09/13vs MIAW 21-1122400000
Sun 09/20@ SEAL 30-3553800000
Sun 09/27vs LVW 36-2011200000
Mon 10/05@ KCL 10-2630300000
Sun 10/18vs DENL 12-1822410000
Sun 10/25vs SFL 6-3311200000
Sun 11/01@ BUFL 21-2441500100
Mon 11/09@ NYJW 30-2701100000
Sun 11/15vs BALW 23-1732510100
Sun 11/22@ HOUL 20-2710100100
Sun 11/29vs ARIW 20-1722400000
Sun 12/06@ LACW 45-011200000
Thu 12/10@ LARL 3-2440400000
Sun 12/20@ MIAL 12-2231400000
Mon 12/28vs BUFL 9-3821300000
Sun 01/03vs NYJW 28-1401100000
Career Defensive Stats
Total9752277 180.097 2123226111

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Youngstown, OH
Ohio State
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