Defensive tackle Corey Simon, who missed the Indianapolis Colts’ Super Bowl season with a knee injury and an undisclosed illness, is expected to report to Terre Haute on Sunday for the start of training camp.
“He’s planning on showing up,’’ Roosevelt Barnes, Simon’s agent, said today. “He’s in shape. He’s ready to play football, hopefully for the Colts.’’
Simon’s status with the team has been in question since he was placed on the NFL’s non-football illness/injury list last October. He underwent knee surgery in August, then was placed on the season-ending list reportedly with polyarthritis.
Simon was not present with other inactive Colts during the week leading up to their Super Bowl win over Chicago in Miami, and was not invited to the Super Bowl ring ceremony in June.
The Colts originally signed Simon to a five-year, $30 million contract prior to the 2005 season. He started 13 regular-season games, totaling 41 tackles.