The Green Bay Packers signed DL Deon Simon on Dec. 31, 2018. Green Bay originally signed Simon to the practice squad on Sept. 29, 2018.
Simon, a 6-foot-4, 332-pound second-year player out of Northwestern State (La.), was originally selected in the seventh round (No. 223 overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. He spent most of 2015-17 on either the practice squad or active roster of the Jets. Simon appeared in 16 games with one start for the Jets, recording 28 tackles (20 solo), 1.5 sacks and a pass defensed. After being released by the Jets following training camp, he spent the first three weeks of this season on the practice squad of the Tennessee Titans before being released on Sept. 25. Simon will wear No. 79 for the Packers.