Tweets indicate Tharold Simon has had shoulder surgery.
Judging by his Twitter page, Seattle cornerback Tharold Simon has had a shoulder surgery that coach Pete Carroll said last week might be necessary.
Simon dislocated his shoulder late in the 35-6 win at Arizona on Dec. 21. He played with the injury the rest of the season, including in the Super Bowl against New England.
Carroll said at the NFL Combine that Simon might have to have surgery, and Simon earlier today re-Tweeted teammate Kam Chancellor Tweeting that he was praying for a speedy recovery for Simon.
There was no immediate confirmation of this from the team, and it’s unclear the exact nature of the surgery. But obviously having the surgery at this point gives lots of time to get ready for the season.
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Simon would be the third member of the secondary to have surgery in the off-season. Safety Earl Thomas had shoulder surgery on Tuesday and Jeremy Lane had surgery to repair an arm broken in the Super Bowl and surgery to repair an ACL injury in his knee suffered on the same play.
Also worth passing along tonight. …
— Some interesting stuff here on Thomas’ surgery in a post on his website.
— Former agent Joel Corry expanded in a column for CBSSports.com today on how the Seahawks could give Russell Wilson a fully guaranteed contract. I talked to Corry earlier this month for this story on what the Seahawks could do with Wilson. One thing Corry details well are the penalties that teams can get for trying to circumvent the salary cap. In other words, every really creative way you have for Seattle to get Wilson some extra money — ownership in Microsoft? — isn’t legal.
— The Lions today cut Reggie Bush, in part in an attempt to clear up cap room to re-sign Ndamukong Suh, which means the dream of him signing with Seattle may end before free agency. It will also, of course, lead to lots of rumors whether Carroll would want to reunite with one of his most famous USC stars. It’s worth remembering, though, that while Carroll has brought in his share of former Trojans, there are a lot he has passed by. Also worth noting that Bush turns 30 on March 2 and had maybe his worst season, rushing for just 297 yards while battling ankle injuries all season.
— FootballOutsiders has a good tracker of players cut for cap reasons in the run-up to free agency.
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