Corey Simon got the two things he wanted: financial security and an outstanding opportunity to return to the Super Bowl.
The former Eagles defensive tackle received them yesterday when he agreed to a five-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts. The deal came four days after the Eagles had removed the franchise tag from him, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent.
Financial details of the agreement were not immediately available, but Simon was more than satisfied.
"It's a good fit for me," he said from his home in Tallahassee, Fla. "The defense they are playing allows me to do some things that I really hadn't done since college. I'll be able to get loose and rush the passer."