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Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:38:06 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings re-signed WR Jerome Simpson to an undisclosed deal.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:53:58 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings could consider re-signing impending free-agent WR Jerome Simpson if they are able to sign him to an inexpensive contract.
Sun, 27 Jan 2013 18:10:46 -0800
Impending free-agent WR Jerome Simpson (Vikings) had an injury-filled season, and he did little statistically when healthy. Simpson was also credited with four dropped balls. In addition, he missed a block which led to the season-ending injury to WR Percy Harvin (ankle). Simpson might return on another short-term deal at the right price, as he is not expected to have much value on the open market. However, the Vikings might just decide to move on after the disappointment of 2012.
Sat, 05 Jan 2013 19:51:47 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury in the fourth quarter of the NFC Wild Card game against the Green Bay Packers Saturday, Jan. 5.
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 16:43:16 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (head) left the Week 17 game against the Green Bay Packers due to a head injury. He was taken to the locker room for concussion tests, passed and has since returned to the game.
Tue, 18 Dec 2012 10:12:40 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings are likely to part with WR Jerome Simpson after this season.
Fri, 14 Dec 2012 13:06:42 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (back) is still being bothered by a disc injury in his back, according to head coach Leslie Frazier. Simpson has been a big disappointment with only 15 catches for 176 yards and no touchdowns in nine games this year. He hasn't had more than three catches in any game. "You can't get around the injury," Frazier said. "It definitely has had an effect on his play. We're doing the best we can, he's doing the best he can and that play he made on the slant in (last Sunday's) game in the fourth quarter, that was a big play for us. We're going to need him to make some plays for us this Sunday. Give us whatever he can." Simpson's speed has been affected, as well as his ability to cut and plant during his routes. He has yet to be told that he'll need offseason surgery, though.
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 16:56:07 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WRs Michael Jenkins, Stephen Burton and Devin Aromashodu were targeted a total of five times in the team's Week 13 loss against the Green Bay Packers. WR Jerome Simpson finished with two catches (seven targets) for 25 yards, and WR Jarius Wright had only one catch for 13 yards. "I don't want to make it sound bad, but never in my life have I been a part of something like this," Wright said. "I don't even know how to say it." TE Kyle Rudolph led the aerial assault with six receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown, and QB Christian Ponder went 12-for-25 (48 percent completion rate) for 119 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. Ponder's longest completion went for only 21 yards, and the Vikings' receivers were not able to gain much separation.
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 16:59:29 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson was credited with three dropped passes in the Week 12 game against the Chicago Bears. "I'm frustrated just because we lost and how bad of a game I had," Simpson said. "I don't think I've ever had this many drops in a game before."
Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:22:57 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings have become a very one-dimensional team lately, and opponents are choking off WR Percy Harvin and TE Kyle Rudolph. QB Christian Ponder is waiting for routes to open up down the field and it's not happening. Once the Vikings fall behind, they are forced to abandon their running game and their best weapon, RB Adrian Peterson. "Outside of Percy, I don't consider any of those guys really threats. Obviously, I really like Rudolph, but he's not a stretch-you-down-the-field type of guy. I'm not a huge Jerome Simpson fan. I thought as long as we could get them to throw, we'll be all right," said a scout. As a result, Ponder has seemed more hesitant to take chances down the field.
Fri, 09 Nov 2012 14:38:20 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (back) said he is over the nerve problems he dealt with, and he said he got his "juice back" during practice Thursday, Nov. 8.
Fri, 09 Nov 2012 13:12:59 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (calf) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 9, and is probable for the team's Week 10 game.
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:06:08 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (calf) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 8.
Wed, 07 Nov 2012 14:28:37 -0800
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (calf) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 7.
Wed, 24 Oct 2012 10:33:41 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (back, foot) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24, and is listed as probable for Week 8.
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:06:31 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (back, foot) fully participated in practice Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:53:01 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson was on the field for 39 snaps in Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals but was thrown to only one. "We just had a good game plan," Simpson said. "Adrian had a very good game, we just wanted to block well for him, win the game. If it's Adrian's night, us receivers will block as best we can. … As long as we're winning, everything is good." Simpson said he is 100 percent healthy.
Fri, 19 Oct 2012 18:51:32 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Friday, Oct. 19, that WR Jerome Simpson (back) will start in Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals. Simpson has been dealing with a mysterious back injury, and he has only provided teasers of the deep threat he could be.
Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:45:01 -0700
Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen (groin), S Robert Blanton (hamstring), QB Christian Ponder (knee), WR Jerome Simpson (back) and CB Antoine Winfield (knee) are probable for Week 7. Winfield was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 19, while the others practiced in full.
Thu, 18 Oct 2012 17:37:21 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he has been pleased with how WR Jerome Simpson (back) has progressed during practice this week.
Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:55:56 -0700
Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder (knee) and WR Jerome Simpson (back) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 18.
Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:09:11 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (back) had a good day of practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, and will practice again, Thursday, Oct. 18, according to offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave.
Wed, 17 Oct 2012 16:55:26 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said WR Jerome Simpson (back) must first show that he's past his back problems before he's made active in Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals. However, Simpson is certain that he'll be starting. "No question," Frazier said. "You don't want to put him in a situation where you feel like he can't protect himself or do the things he needs to do to play at the level that he wants to play at and we want him to play at, for sure." He is believed to be dealing with a disc problem, although that hasn't been confirmed by tests.
Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:51:01 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (back) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:01:04 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (back) said he will play in Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals after being deactivated in Week 6. Simpson has a clause in his contract that states he won't be paid for any game that he's not on the active roster for, meaning he missed out on nearly $60,000 last week. Simpson said his leg numbness and weakness isn't a recurring problem.
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 16:21:22 -0700
Updating a previous item, Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (back, leg) said he's feeling fine and was upset about the decision that head coach Leslie Frazier made in not activating him for the team's Week 6 game. Simpson was told he'd be a game-time decision last week, but he wasn't activated despite saying he felt completely fine. However, the team is not saying if Simpson will play in Week 7.
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:39:21 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (back, leg) said he feels like he can return in Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals after dealing with weakness and numbness in his lower left leg last week. Back issues are causing the weakness in his leg, but Simpson felt great Sunday, Oct. 14, so he was surprised that he was inactive for the game.
Sun, 14 Oct 2012 12:10:48 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings have declared CB Brandon Burton, WR Jarius Wright, WR Jerome Simpson, OG Mark Asper, LB Marvin Mitchell, QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, FS Mistral Raymond inactive for Week 6.
Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:31:57 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (back, foot) is likely to be a game-time decision for the Week 6 game against the Washington Redskins. Officially, he is listed as questionable after having tests this week for back and foot injuries that mysteriously popped up last week.
Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:29:22 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (back, foot) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 12, and is listed as questionable for Week 6.
Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:08:01 -0700
Minnesota Vikings OG Charlie Johnson (back), LB Marvin Mitchell (calf), S Andrew Sendejo (ankle), WR Jerome Simpson (back, foot) and CB Antoine Winfield (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 11.
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:07:48 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (back, foot), DT Kevin Williams (illness) and FS Mistral Raymond (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 09:45:22 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said WR Jerome Simpson (back) will not take part in practice Wednesday, Oct. 10, but Simpson is hoping he will be able to practice as soon as Thursday, Oct. 11. He said all indications are that he will be able to play Week 6.
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 20:36:46 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings plan to determine their course of action with WR Jerome Simpson (leg) Wednesday, Oct. 10, after running tests the past two days, according to league sources. It is believed Simpson might have an issue with a disc that is causing weakness and numbness in one of his legs. The extent of the injury, and how Simpson and the team treat the issue, is unknown. If he requires microdiscetomy surgery, he would miss about six weeks, sidelining him through the team's bye in Week 11.
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 11:06:33 -0700
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (leg) is undergoing an MRI exam Monday, Oct. 8, for leg numbness and weakness that he experienced in Week 5.
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 10:57:13 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (leg, back) is scheduled to undergo an MRI because he is experiencing lower leg weakness. The weakness could be related to a back injury.
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 19:43:48 -0700
The return of Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson from a three-game suspension coincided with the team's worst passing game of the season. However, he absolutely had an impact as a deep threat, including a 27-yard leaping snare, and he drew a pair of pass interference calls.
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:00:25 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson made his season debut after an NFL-imposed three-game suspension. He hauled in four receptions for a team-high 50 yards in the Week 4 win against the Detroit Lions.
Fantasy Tip: If Simpson is available in your fantasy league, he is worth stashing away. The Vikings don't have a legitimate downfield threat, and Simpson could post serious stat lines if he knocks off the rust and gets more involved in the game plan.
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 09:41:26 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team plans on using WR Jerome Simpson often in Week 4.
Fantasy Tip: Simpson may be an interesting option for owners looking to add a wide receiver this week. He could be a solid No. 4 wide receiver moving forward if he can get involved in the offense quickly.
Fri, 24 Aug 2012 13:25:36 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Michael Jenkins said he hopes to start at wide receiver in the first three weeks of the season while WR Jerome Simpson serves his suspension.
Fri, 17 Aug 2012 22:51:01 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson said Friday, Aug. 17, that he plans to spend his three-game suspension at the start of the regular back in California and Cincinnati working out with trainers.
Sat, 11 Aug 2012 11:05:25 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WR Stephen Burton got the start in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 10, over WR Percy Harvin. Head coach Leslie Frazier indicated it was because the team wanted to see more of Burton in "game situations." The team is looking for a receiver to step up with WR Jerome Simpson facing a three-game suspension to start the season, and WR Greg Childs (knee) out for the season.
Sat, 28 Jul 2012 14:01:36 -0700
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said WR Jerome Simpson has a good working knowledge of the team's offense, but he still has to think and react at times. Musgrave believes the more reps Simpson receives the more he will be able to come out of the huddle and go full speed. "He brings a lot to the table. He really does. There's another young player on our offense that really, we feel, can only get better," Musgrave noted on his new receiver. Musgrave went on to say Simpson's speed gives them some new options, too, because he has "terrific juice down the field."
Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:28:30 -0700
Outside of Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin, no other receiver topped 40 catches or 500 yards in 2012. The team added the speedy WR Jerome Simpson, and offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave is very excited about his addition, especially because of his speed on the outside. He also said there is a nice rapport building between Simpson and QB Christian Ponder. "I think they sense we're going to give both of them a chance to make a ton of plays," Musgrave said.
Wed, 20 Jun 2012 19:03:00 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WRs Emmanuel Arceneaux and Greg Childs might see more action early in the season with WR Jerome Simpson serving a three-game suspension to start the season. "Emmanuel Arceneaux is really doing well. Hopefully, we can have two or three (players step up)," wide receivers coach George Stewart said. "Greg Childs, he has a ways to go, he's a rookie, but they're going through that fire."
Wed, 20 Jun 2012 19:02:14 -0700
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave and wide receivers coach George Stewart are working to get a plan in place for when WR Jerome Simpson serves his three-game suspension. WR Michael Jenkins is expected to be a big part of the plan. "Michael Jenkins started for us last year before he hurt a knee," Stewart said. "Veteran guy, able to stretch a defense. He made some plays for us last year."
Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:25:39 -0700
The NFL has announced Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson has officially been suspended for the first three games of the 2012 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Simpson has also been fined an additional game check. He is eligible to participate in training camp and preseason games.
Sun, 20 May 2012 11:22:23 -0700
The Cincinnati Bengals were interested in re-signing WR Jerome Simpson but he ended up signing with the Minnesota Vikings.
Thu, 17 May 2012 10:19:05 -0700
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said he is happy with the addition of WR Jerome Simpson because he is a deep threat that runs good routes.
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 11:21:27 -0700
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson signed a one-year deal worth $2 million.