Former Colts defensive tackle Corey Simon retired from the NFL today after trying to resume his career with the Tennessee Titans.
He says practice and games started wearing on his body again.
Simon was sidelined by Indianapolis last year on the non-football illness/injury list and confirmed that he had dealt with polyarthritis in 2006. He signed with Tennessee on August 28th and played in 4 of the Titans' six games.
But he says recovering from each game and practice finally became too much.
The 30-year-old Simon says he tried to continue as long as he could, but the pain was telling his body it was time to leave football.
Simon was the sixth overall pick in the 2000 draft by Philadelphia. He played five seasons there and 13 games for Indianapolis in 2005, registering 32 career sacks and 312 tackles.
Corey was once a premier talent in the league, but has not had a sack since leaving the Eagles. This is really a pretty sad ending for Corey.