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55 John Simon DE

New England Patriots

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Player Updates

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 ESPN.com 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 ESPN.com 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.

August 25, 2018 08:52 PM
Colts' John Simon: Leaves game with neck injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simon (neck) will not return to Saturday's game against the 49ers, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

While the severity of this injury is yet to be confirmed, this simply isn't good news considering Simon missed the final seven games of the 2017 season with a neck injury.

August 21, 2018 08:20 PM
Colts' John Simon: Breaks through offensive line Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simon (undisclosed) made one tackle, one sack and two quarterback hits during Monday's preseason game against the Ravens.

Simon is battling Jabaal Sheard, who has the edge in the pass-rushing department, for snaps at defensive end. However, Simon showed he can get to the quarterback -- he has 11.5 sacks over the last three years -- so the 27-year-old will earn additional playing time if he can build on that.

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WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020NE00000000000
2019NE1612442816416604
2018NE1121789200000
2017IND9941271431262611
2016HOU1155132193.500002
2015HOU168533914500000
2014HOU11012751.500001
2013BAL70440000000
Total8136224 146.078 192322618
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/260
Birthdate:
10/14/1990
Age:
29
Hometown:
Youngstown, OH, USA
School:
Ohio State
NFL Experience:
8
Awards: