John Simon lands with the Colts

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The Houston Texans will now need to replace John Simon after losing A.J. Bouye and Quintin Demps on Thursday.

Another day and another Houston Texans’ defender has signed with another NFL team.

This time it’s linebacker John Simon, who has signed a three-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts.

Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network has the details of Simon’s contract in Indy:

So it looks like Simon will be getting a little over $4 million a year with the Colts.

I can’t say I’m surprised the Texans let Simon walk due to their current cap situation despite the fact that they just unloaded Brock Osweiler’s contract.

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The 26 year-old Simon was a fourth round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in 2013 and headed to Houston in 2014 and played with the Texans until now.

Simon will certainly help the Colts’ bottom of the league defense as a pass rusher after proving last season he can flourish on the outside.

The Texans could end up signing Simon’s replacement by going out and bringing in a second-tier free agent.  Or they could decide to look for an inside linebacker in next month’s draft.

Let us know what you think about another Texans players leaving for a division rival.