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Seventh-Rounder Simon Let go by Jets

By Glenn Naughton


According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL network, the New York Jets have released their seventh-round draft selection, rookie nose tackle Dion Simon.

Considered a long shot to make the final 53 man roster given the Jets wealth of talent along the defensive line, Simon was retained for the season’s first three games but hadn’t played a single snap.

The Northwestern St. (La) product caught the attention of scouts at the NFL combine when he led all other defensive linemen in the bench press with 35 reps.

While Simon is no longer on the Jets 53-man roster, time will tell if he’s a player than plan on adding to their practice squad in the coming days.

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

Glenn Naughton

Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.