A Buckeye is headed to the Steel City.
Former Ohio State defensive end John Simon has signed a reserve/future contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team announced on Thursday.
Simon began the 2021 season with the Tennessee Titans, seeing action in just two games: a week five win over Jacksonville and a week 12 loss to New England. In each appearance, he totaled three tackles.
After he was released from Tennessee, Simon played one game with the Steelers in December in a week 16 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Though he played 16 percent of the defensive snaps in the loss, he finished without a stat.
Though his stint on the active roster was short-lived, the Steelers presumably liked what they saw from Simon enough to keep him within the organization.
Simon will be entering his 10th NFL season in 2022. In his career, he's started 52 games and has recorded 283 total tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 21 sacks, and two interceptions – one of which he returned for a touchdown.