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Cardinals claim Tharold Simon on waivers

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01:  Cornerback Tharold Simon #27 of the Seattle Seahawks reacts against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Getty Images

Cornerback Tharold Simon has left the Seahawks, but he won’t be leaving the NFC West.

The Cardinals have claimed Simon on waivers, a day after he was released by Seattle.

A fifth-round pick in 2013, Simon was perhaps best known for becoming the focal point of the New England attack after cornerback Jeremy Lane exited Super Bowl XLIX with a broken arm. The team still had high hopes for Simon, before abruptly dumping him after the first game of the 2016 regular season, in which Simon didn’t play.

He carries with him to Phoenix more than three years of experience with Seattle, including knowledge of the team’s offseason and preseason preparations for a 2016 effort to compete with the Cardinals. The two teams meet on October 23 for Sunday Night Football, and they square off again on Christmas Eve.

The fact that the Cardinals won the rights to Simon means not many teams made a waivers claim. The 2015 priority continues until Week Three, with the Cardinals near the bottom thanks to their final-four success a season ago.

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16 Responses to “Cardinals claim Tharold Simon on waivers”
  1. orange and blue own the nfl says: Sep 14, 2016 4:58 PM

    Arians needs someone to blame in case they lose.

  2. decon49 says: Sep 14, 2016 5:14 PM

    But the local media here in az said brandon williams was a front runner for DROY

  3. dwalsh607 says: Sep 14, 2016 5:26 PM

    He’s a former LSU teammate of Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu at LSU.

  4. seatownballers says: Sep 14, 2016 5:32 PM

    Good. Let him cover Lockett as well as he did Edelman in the super bowl.
    Russ would shred him apart all game,but truth is Simon won’t be healthy enough to play.

  5. smarterthanyouoryours says: Sep 14, 2016 5:32 PM

    Arians – “Great news Tharold, here in Arizona we don’t worry about finishing and the fourth quarter. When we get behind we just give up and relax.”

  6. ndnation23 says: Sep 14, 2016 5:39 PM

    HB could easily slide out to the corner position i think. he has the cover skills and the speed. Might need to do that eventually.

  7. eramming says: Sep 14, 2016 6:27 PM

    This guy won’t sniff the field unless it’s special teams. It’s not a good sign for Justin Bethel! Keim for the most part had done a nice job but not adequately addressing the corner position was a big mistake. Let Powers go then He brought in a 9 year vet in Jenkins? Of course he was going to get hurt he’s 33! Alan Ball?? Please!! One leg badger can’t get it done either. This could cost them a playoff spot. Panic move by Keim!

  8. jackedupboonie says: Sep 14, 2016 6:43 PM

    A couple more oopsys by the Cards and they will fold like they do mid third quarter when down by 17 or more.

  9. pastabelly says: Sep 14, 2016 7:19 PM

    Tom Brady picked on this guy because he was bad. Jimmy Garoppolo picked on Brandon Williams because he doesn’t know how to play the position. He’ll fit in fine.

  10. rohinaz says: Sep 14, 2016 7:28 PM

    Simon will play man in AZ, no more Seattle zones. May have a chance to revive his career.

  11. mkelly534 says: Sep 14, 2016 7:39 PM

    Well he is safe until AZ plays Seattle and his brain has been picked.

  12. shaymusvandelay says: Sep 14, 2016 7:53 PM

    Not a bad player when healthy but again when healthy…

  13. joegussay says: Sep 14, 2016 9:57 PM

    Sherman always speaks highly of Simon’s upside. I still think Seattle’s coaching staff is totally enamored with his athletic ability and size but are now just fed up and this knee was the last straw.

  14. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Sep 15, 2016 11:17 AM

    To be fair, he was playing on a bad knee in the SB. But that’s the problem. Something is always wrong with him.

    Cards once again digging through the Seahawks trash heap for starters.

  15. WonInTheTrenches says: Sep 15, 2016 7:55 PM

    osiris33 (the bandwagon talk obviously got to me) says:
    Sep 15, 2016 11:17 AM

    Cards once again digging through the Seahawks trash heap for starters.

    Sweet delicious irony. Bradley Sowell is your team’s starting left tackle.

    Simon will be depth at most.
    Meanwhile Arizona’s castoffs literally are Seattle’s starters.

  16. ChickenTurkeySaurus says: Sep 16, 2016 5:04 PM

    Arizona 30, Buccos 20. Take it to the bank!

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