John Simon may soon have a new home, and that home may just be on the east coast.
The former defensive end and linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts took a visit to the New York Jets on Thursday, according to ESPN NFL Reporter Field Yates.
Former Colts OLB/DE John Simon has had his first free agent visit: he was in New York with the Jets, per source.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 6, 2018
Chris Ballard and the Colts endured backlash from the fan base after releasing Simon from the 53-man roster. Which came at no surprise after Simon led the Colts in sacks this preseason with 2.5.
When Ballard met with reporters after Indianapolis set its final roster, he mentioned that it was a difficult decision to let go of the veteran because of the fact they are close to one another.
“I’m close with John Simon,” Ballard told reporters. “He’s one of my favorite guys and favorite players. He knows it. And that was tough. I mean, that was a hard decision.”
Simon, who was a a fourth-round pick of the Ravens in 2013, has compiled 13 career sacks for four teams. A year ago, he made three in nine games with the Colts last season.