August 6, 2005 |
Two teams have contacted the Eagles since the start of training camp to inquire about the availability of defensive tackle Corey Simon, an NFL source said yesterday. He did not identify the teams. The source said the response from the Eagles was that Simon would be available in a trade to any team that can work out a contract extension with him, but both teams deemed his salary demands too high. Simon, who has refused to sign the $5.13 million contract tender that he received after the Eagles placed the franchise-player tag on him in February, is boycotting training camp because he has not received an extension.
April 4, 2000 |
Defensive linemen and wide receivers. Wide receivers and defensive linemen. Whichever order they are put in, they are the Eagles' biggest needs in this month's NFL draft. Over the next two days, seven draft-eligible players will visit the Eagles at Veterans Stadium. Five are defensive linemen, including potential first-round pick Corey Simon. Two are wide receivers, including one from Michigan State. But no, it is not Plaxico Burress, who attended the Final Four in Indianapolis instead of visiting the Eagles.
June 7, 2005 |
The Eagles, thanks to Hollis Thomas, already had width at defensive tackle. Now, thanks to this year's draft additions of first-round pick Mike Patterson and seventh-rounder Keyonta Marshall, they also have quite a bit of depth. That's probably not the best-case scenario for veteran Paul Grasmanis, who was at the bottom of the depth chart among the team's defensive tackles last season. Grasmanis, entering his 10th NFL season and sixth with the Eagles, admitted he wasn't initially a big fan of this year's draft.
August 3, 2001 |
In the mind of Eagles veteran Hollis Thomas, Corey Simon remains a rookie. It matters little that Simon started all 16 regular-season games last year at defensive tackle, setting a team rookie record with 9.5 sacks, more than any Eagles defender except Hugh Douglas, who had 16. A season removed from Florida State, Simon finished second in sacks among NFL rookies, and was an alternate to join teammates Chad Lewis, Donovan McNabb, Jeremiah Trotter,...
September 2, 2000 |
They are coming at this opening game from opposite directions. Brian Mitchell will take the field for his 11th NFL season opener tomorrow. Corey Simon will take the field for his first. "It's not a big deal. I've been playing football all my life. There's nothing new about this job. I mean, I'm happy to be in the NFL, but I'm just here to do what they pay me to do. " That was Simon, the rookie. This was Mitchell, the veteran: "Sure, I'm excited. I always get excited. You work hard the whole off-season to get to this moment.
August 21, 2000 |
Eagles first-round pick Corey Simon is surrounded by clowns Kim Handloff (upper left), Casey Vandervort (center) and Sarita Brown during the Eagles Carnival yesterday at Veterans Stadium. The carnival is the largest annual fund-raising event for the Eagles Youth Partnership and helps support programs such as the 'Eagles Eye Mobile' and 'Eagles Read.'
December 31, 2012 |
The Eagles will have the fourth pick in the 2013 NFL draft. It is the highest pick since 1999, when Andy Reid took Donovan McNabb with the No. 2 pick. It is the first top-10 pick since 2000, when they took Corey Simon with the sixth pick. The Chiefs will have the top pick, followed by the Jaguars and Raiders. The draft is April 25-27.
April 5, 2005 |
The Eagles discussed trading defensive tackle Corey Simon to the Baltimore Ravens because the team could not come to an agreement with its franchise player on a long-term contract. Since the Eagles and Simon were "very far apart," according to a league source, the team talked to the Ravens, who were interested but did not want to part with two first-round picks, which is the price for signing a franchise player. The Ravens spoke with Simon's agent, Roosevelt Barnes, to discuss a long-term contract but also found themselves too far apart with the 28-year-old defensive tackle.
December 7, 2005
THE DOWNFALL of the Eagles is a classic case of karma, and you reap what you sow. The Lurie/Banner/Reid regime's arrogance and penchant for low-balling contracts, not rewarding players over 30 who produce and letting players walk rather than pay them (Shawn Barber, Corey Simon, Ike Reese, Derrick Burgess) has finally come back to bite them. In addition, some of the players were beginning to believe their own press clippings and felt that all they had to do was walk on the field and teams would lie down for them.
September 1, 2005 |
Former Eagles defensive tackle Corey Simon reportedly has a new team. According to ESPN.com, Simon, who played five seasons with the Eagles, has reached an agreement in priniciple with the Indianapolis Colts. The Web site, citing sources close to the negotiations, reported the agreement could be finalized as early as today, and that two Colts players said they had been told by coaches that Simon would join the team. Simon became an unrestricted free agent on Sunday night when the Eagles rescinded their 1-year, $5.13 million franchise-tag offer.