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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:06:50 -0700
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the team agreed to a one-year contract with WR Jerome Simpson Friday, March 14.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:51:35 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings re-signed WR Jerome Simpson Friday, March 14. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:40:15 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said the team is willing to re-sign impending free-agent WR Jerome Simpson if he is interested in returning.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 02:06:49 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings are interested in re-signing WR Jerome Simpson for a third season even though he has had run-ins with the law.
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:40:33 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson pleaded guilty to careless driving and a third-degree DWI charge Thursday, Jan. 2, to avoid jail time. He'll perform 120 hours of community service and will be on probation for a year. He still faces the possibility of being suspended by the league, though. Simpson will be a free agent in March.
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 09:51:43 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson will start at wide receiver in place of WR Jerome Simpson.
Sun, 17 Nov 2013 20:02:17 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson did not start in the Week 12 game against the Seattle Seahawks, even with WR Greg Jennings (Achilles') inactive. Head coach Leslie Frazier used Simpson as the fourth receiver for much of the day, with WR Joe Webb often seeing time ahead of Simpson in three-receiver sets. Simpson was arrested Nov. 9 for drunken driving. "There's no sense in me talking about that now. The decision was made. Simpson was out there on the second play. Circumstances dictated this is what we had to do," Frazier said Sunday, Nov. 17. Simpson made one catch for one yard.
Sat, 16 Nov 2013 17:51:35 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said WR Jerome Simpson will play in the team's Week 11 game but would not say how much playing time Simpson will receive during the game.
Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:52:06 -0800
Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has not yet spelled out the plan publicly, but he has hinted this week that WR Cordarrelle Patterson could start Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Seattle Seahawks ahead of WR Jerome Simpson, who was charged with drunken driving. "They drafted me to play, not ride the bench every snap," Patterson said. "If I start, I start. If I don't, I don't. I'm behind a great guy in Jerome Simpson. Me and him compete with each other just to get better."
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 11:20:46 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson will likely play in Week 11 against the Seattle Seahawks despite being charged with a third-degree driving while intoxicated. However, head coach Leslie Frazier won't say whether Simpson will start in the game. Simpson could also face further discipline for violating the terms of his probation following a September 2011 arrest for a drug-related offense. WR Cordarrelle Patterson could be involved more if the Vikes choose to limit Simpson's availability.
Fantasy Tip: Simpson is a very risky play this weekend and should be considered a flex option at best. Patterson's stock is rising in deeper leagues as WR depth, especially if Simpson is suspended at some point this season.
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