PRO: The Titans signed veteran John Simon prior to the 2021 training camp to add more experience to their outside linebacker room. The 6-foot-2-inch, 260-pounder arrived in Tennessee having collected 264 tackles and 21 sacks in eight seasons (2013-20) with the Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots. The Ohio State product is reunited with Titans head coach Mike Vrabel having been coached by him with the Texans and the Buckeyes.
• In 2020, Simon started all 16 games with the Patriots for the first time in his career and amassed 53 tackles, two sacks and three passes defensed.
• In 2018, Simon helped the Patriots capture Super Bowl LIII after playing in 11 games and notching 17 tackles and two sacks.
• In 2015, Simon appeared in all 16 games for the Texans and tallied 49 tackles, a career-high five sacks and seven tackles and a fumble recovery on special teams.
• At Ohio State, Simon was named 2012 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year after leading the league with a career-high nine sacks and adding 14.5 tackles for loss.
• The Youngstown, Ohio, native was originally selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round (129th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.
• Waived by the Ravens on Aug. 30, 2014 and signed to the team's practice squad a day later.
• Signed by the Houston Texans to their active roster from the Ravens' practice squad on Oct. 7, 2014.
• Signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an unrestricted free agent on March 10, 2017.
• Released by the Colts on Sept. 1, 2018.
• Signed by the New England Patriots as a free agent on Sept. 26, 2018.
• Signed by the Titans as a free agent on July 25, 2021.
• Played in 50 career games with 37 starts at Ohio State and totaled 154 tackles, 20.5 sacks and 10 passes defensed.
• Became just the eighth player in school history to be named a two-time captain.
• As a senior (2012), was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, received first-team All-Big Ten honors and was named a third-team All-American selection by the Associated Press. Started 11 games and led the Big Ten with a career-high nine sacks. Added 44 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss (second in the Big Ten) and a career-high four passes defensed.
• As a junior (2011), started 13 games and was named third team All-American by the Associated Press, establishing career highs with 53 tackles and 16 tackles for loss (seventh nationally), while adding seven sacks and three passes defensed.
• As a sophomore (2010), started 13 games and was named honorable mention Big Ten after posting 41 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, three sacks and two passes defensed.
• As a freshman (2009), saw action as a reserve in 13 games and notched 16 tackles, four tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and a pass defensed. Earned the coaches' First Year Defensive Player Award.
• Majored in sports and leisure studies at Ohio State.
• Played at Cardinal Mooney (Youngstown, Ohio) High School and was a two-time all-state honoree.
• As a senior, was named Northeast Ohio's Defensive Player of the Year after notching 148 tackles, 11 sacks and three forced fumbles.
• Helped lead Cardinal Mooney to three state title games and a regional semifinals appearance.
• Played in the U.S. Army All-American game.
• Was a member of the National Honor Society and a Cardinal Mooney Ambassador.
• Married to Brittany, and has two sons.
• Born John Simon on Oct. 14, 1990, in Youngstown, Ohio.
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|2020||New England Patriots||16||16||46||27||19||2||3||0|