That's painting a pretty rosey picture there Mike... Not really the case, but he's trying his best to make it look like a good move. Also, if you read the article, they made a pretty funny error. They say Simon was "A sixth-round pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2000, he was a Pro Bowl selection in 2003." Corey Simon was of course the 6th overall pick in the draft, not a 6th round pick.
Basically it's a one year "prove it" deal. Honestly, this is probably Corey's last chance to show he wants to and still can play football and if he isn't motivated by that then nothing will motivate this guy.