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August 6, 2005 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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April 4, 2000 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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June 7, 2005 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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August 3, 2001 | By Ashley McGeachy INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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,...
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September 2, 2000 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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August 21, 2000 | DAVID MAIALETTI/ DAILY NEWS
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.'
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December 31, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
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.  
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April 5, 2005 | INQUIRER STAFF
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.
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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.
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September 1, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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August 27, 2013 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Columnist
JACKSONVILLE - I went back to the Marriott Sawgrass Hotel this past weekend for two reasons. They had a really cheap rate, for a resort hotel (hey, Florida in August, they should pay you to go there), and because this was the team hotel for Super Bowl XXXIX. The Eagles allowed a small group of beat writers to stay with them, chronicling the week that ended up being the high-water mark of the Andy Reid-Donovan McNabb era. If I was looking for ghosts from February 2005, I didn't find any. The hotel is in the process of a big renovation (another reason for the rate)
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April 26, 2013 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
Here's Marcus Hayes' take on Lane Johnson from Thursday's Daily News. NEW YORK - When Chelsea Goodman met Lane Johnson 4 years ago, she could not have known all that she would bring to their relationship. A high jumper for the Oklahoma track team, Chelsea met Johnson when he transferred after a year of junior college. A big, strong athlete, Johnson, star prep quarterback in Texas, was not college QB material. He went to Oklahoma as a tight end. By the time their relationship blossomed, Johnson was a defensive end for the Sooners - just like her father, John Goodman, in the late 1970s, before a 5-year stint with the Steelers.
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December 31, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
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.  
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July 25, 2012 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Fletcher Cox knew what it meant to hear fans calling his name Monday along the fences beyond the Eagles' practice field at Lehigh University. Cox, the defensive tackle whom the Eagles selected with the No. 12 overall pick in April's draft, arrived here with the onus of being the highest draft selection the Eagles have made since taking another defensive tackle - Corey Simon - at No. 6 overall in 2000. "You expect a lot of out of them," Cox said of first-round picks, a sentiment coach Andy Reid had expressed a day earlier.
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July 24, 2012 | By Les Bowen and Daily News Staff Writer
BETHLEHEM – You can tell rookie reporting date from the arrival of Eagles veterans not so much by the luxuriousness of the cars, or the quantity of the luggage, but by the chipper attitudes. The fellows interviewed Sunday heading into Lehigh were just thrilled to be here, eager to start working out under the late-July sun as they begin their professional careers. Living in a dorm? Sharing a room? They've been doing that for at least 4 years. No biggie. Veterans tend to have a different perspective, one focused on getting out of here and back to Philadelphia, something that won't happen until Aug. 15 this year.
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March 1, 2012
The NFL's franchise tag, which somehow survived in the lockout-forged collective bargaining agreement, can be used in different ways. It can be a minor bit of necessary paperwork on the way to a fair and honorable deal, or it can be a major weapon deployed by a team to impose its will on a player. Let's hope the Eagles' application of the tag on DeSean Jackson is more like the former than the latter. Their history offers mixed signals. In the past, the Eagles used the tag as a blunt instrument in dealing with linebacker Jeremiah Trotter and defensive tackle Corey Simon.
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April 26, 2011 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
If the NFL draft were an exact science, the Eagles' success rate in drafting defensive tackles would be far greater. But it is not, and that is part of what makes the draft so interesting. Since Andy Reid became head coach in 1999, the Eagles have expended four of their 12 top draft picks on defensive tackles. Three - Corey Simon, Mike Patterson, and Brodrick Bunkley - have come in the first round. None of the four - Trevor Laws was a second-round selection in 2008 - have been voted onto the Associated Press all-pro first or second teams, although Simon did appear in one Pro Bowl game.
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April 26, 2011
Andy Reid's Picks: Defensive Tackles Andy Reid's philosophy on the drafting of defensive tackles can be summed up like this: Take them early and take them late. In 12 years, the Eagles coach has selected three defensive tackles in the first round, one in the second, one in the sixth, and three in the seventh. Of the 46 picks Reid has made in Rounds 3 through 5, not one was used on a defensive tackle. The Eagles seem to believe the value at that position is by far greatest in the early rounds.
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January 13, 2011 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
The Eagles' quarterback situation doesn't look as "beautiful" from here as it does from Andy Reid's office window. Michael Vick and Kevin Kolb make 2011 the closest thing to a minefield this team has faced since Terrell Owens' inner jerk escaped. The kicker is that Reid and the Eagles' brass laid the mines themselves with a series of questionable decisions: drafting Kolb when they had other needs in 2007; signing Vick in 2009; trading Donovan McNabb and naming Kolb the starter last year, then demoting Kolb after less than one half of play and an injury.
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