Titans sign tackle Simon; Long has surgery

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 9:54am

The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms late Monday night with free agent defensive tackle Corey Simon, who was released by the Indianapolis Colts back on Aug. 4.

Simon joins the Titans on the same day that defensive tackle Rien Long underwent arthoscopic surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee.

Simon, a first-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2000, could be on the practice field today and could play against the Green Bay Packers in the Titans preseason finale Thursday night at LP Field.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, Simon’s deal is believed to be for one season.

Simon joins a litany of former Colts to join the Titans roster over the past two seasons, including linebackers David Thornton and Gilbert Gardner, cornerback Nick Harper and tight end Ben Hartsock.

The Titans will have to release one player to get back down to the 75-player limit by 3 p.m. CDT today. It appears former Brentwood Academy star kicker John Vaughn will be the player the Titans will release.

Long missed all of last season with a torn Achilles Tendon in his right leg and his status for the start of the 2007 season and perhaps even his roster spot are in doubt.

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