Deon Simon

Deon Lee Simon (born July 6, 1990) is an American football nose tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at Northwestern State.

Deon Simon
Free agent
Position:Nose tackle
Personal information
Born: (1990-07-06) July 6, 1990 (age 30)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:332 lb (151 kg)
Career information
High school:Glen Oaks
(Merrydale, Louisiana)
College:Northwestern State
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 7 / Pick: 223
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles:23
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at

Early yearsEdit

Simon attended Glen Oaks High School, where he was named to the First Team All-District in his junior season.

College careerEdit

Simon was an All Southland Conference Honorable Mention in his junior season along with being named as an all-conference Honorable Mention. Prior to his senior season, he was named to the Southland Conference Preseason All-Conference first team.

Professional careerEdit

New York JetsEdit

Simon was drafted by the New York Jets in the seventh round (223rd overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.[1] He signed a four-year, $2.3 million contract on May 7, 2015.[2]

Simon was released on September 30, 2015. The Jets re-signed Simon to the practice squad on October 1, 2015.

After a solid training camp and preseason,[3] Simon made the 53-man roster for the 2016 season. He appeared in all 16 games of 2016, finishing with 23 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

On September 2, 2017, Simon was waived by the Jets and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[4][5] He was promoted to the active roster on December 27, 2017.[6]

On September 1, 2018, Simon was waived by the Jets.[7]

Tennessee TitansEdit

On September 3, 2018, Simon was signed to the Tennessee Titans' practice squad.[8] He was released on September 25, 2018.[9]

Green Bay PackersEdit

On September 29, 2018, Simon was signed to the Green Bay Packers' practice squad.[10] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Packers on December 31, 2018.[11] He was released on August 31, 2019.[12]

Dallas RenegadesEdit

On November 22, 2019, Simon was drafted by the Dallas Renegades in the 2020 XFL Supplemental Draft.[13] He was waived during final roster cuts on January 22, 2020.[14]


  1. ^ Lange, Randy (May 2, 2015). "Rd. 7: Jets Pick DT Simon, Trade for RB Stacy". New York Jets. Archived from the original on May 9, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  2. ^ Slater Darryl (May 7, 2015). "Jets sign seventh-round draft pick Deon Simon". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on May 9, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
  3. ^ Hughes, Connor. "Jets' Deon Simon wants to follow in Damon Harrison's footsteps". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  4. ^ Lange, Randy (September 2, 2017). "Jets Reduce to 53 with 23 Player Moves".
  5. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (September 3, 2017). "Jets Sign Four to Practice Squad".
  6. ^ Lange, Randy (December 27, 2017). "RG Brian Winters Placed on Injured Reserve".
  7. ^ Lange, Randy (September 1, 2018). "Final Cutdown: Jets Reach 53-Player Active Roster".
  8. ^ Wyatt, Jim (September 3, 2018). "Titans Add Four More Players to Practice Squad, Including QB Logan Woodside".
  9. ^ Wyatt, Jim (September 25, 2018). "Titans Add Veteran QB Austin Davis, Place OL Kevin Pamphile on Injured Reserve".
  10. ^ "Packers sign cornerback to active roster, place Wilkerson on IR". September 29, 2018.
  11. ^ "Packers sign 10 free agents". December 31, 2018.
  12. ^ "Packers announce roster moves". August 31, 2019.
  13. ^ "SUPPLEMENTAL DRAFT RESULTS". November 22, 2019.
  14. ^ Talbot, Damond (January 22, 2020). "A Full List of XFL Roster Cuts, Who was released today?". Retrieved January 23, 2020.

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