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Jerome Simpson

Minnesota Vikings
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Vikings | One-year deal for Jerome Simpson

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.

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Vikings | Re-sign Jerome Simpson

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.

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Vikings | Coach would like Jerome Simpson back

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.

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Vikings | Want to re-sign Jerome Simpson

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.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson pleads guilty

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.

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Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson to start

Sun, 01 Dec 2013 09:51:43 -0800

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson will start at wide receiver in place of WR Jerome Simpson.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson comes in later

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.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson will play

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.

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Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson could see more time

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."

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson will play

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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Vikings | Jerome Simpson charged with two misdemeanors

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 09:23:11 -0800

Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson has been charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated as well as refusing a blood test in connection to his arrest last week. Simpson faces up to 90 days in jail for the DWI charge and up to one year in jail for the refusing a blood test charge.

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Vikings | Still non-committal on Jerome Simpson

Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:09:57 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier was still not ready to say definitely, whether WR Jerome Simpson would be available in Week 11. Simpson was arrested over the weekend for driving under the influence. "We'll have further clarification as we learn more from the league as well as what we're going to do internally," Frazier said Tuesday, Nov. 12. "But from my standpoint there isn't a whole lot more I can add regarding his situation as we are continuing to gather more information."

Fantasy Tip: If you normally rely upon Simpson, it is a good idea to make alternate plans. Cordarrelle Patterson would likely see the biggest fantasy impact if Simpson is inactive.

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Vikings | Uncertain about Jerome Simpson's Week 11 status

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:09:23 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings are not sure if WR Jerome Simpson will play Week 11 after he was arrested this past weekend for driving while intoxicated.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson apologizes

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 09:48:18 -0800

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson apologized to his teammates for the negative attention he brought to the team for his weekend arrest, but could not comment further on the situation.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson practicing

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 09:14:11 -0800

Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson is participating in practice Monday, Nov. 11. Simpson was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated Saturday, Nov. 09.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson arrested

Sat, 09 Nov 2013 08:24:26 -0800

Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson has been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.

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Vikings | Cordarelle Patterson to see extra packages?

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:07:01 -0700

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave indicated Friday, Nov. 1, that the team has packages in place for when WRs Cordarrelle Patterson and Jerome Simpson are on the field at the same time, and the club might want to expand that package. "We didn't get a lot of plays the other night. We need to stay on the field so we can call more than a couple dozen, excluding the two-minute the other night," Musgrave said. "We want to get into our game plan because we do have some packages that we're excited about...getting both those guys out on the field and letting them do their thing.

Fantasy Tip: Patterson has been seeing a rise in playing time, and he might emerge as a useful WR3 or flex fantasy option sooner rather than later. The only problem has been the black hole that is the Minnesota quarterback situation. Until there is stability there, the fantasy ceiling for Patterson and Simpson is a bit limited.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson has big day

Sun, 29 Sep 2013 13:22:51 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson had seven catches for 124 yards in Week 4. He was targeted 11 times.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson with big day

Sun, 08 Sep 2013 13:33:42 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson had seven catches for 140 yards in Week 1.

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Vikings | New bed helping Jerome Simpson's back

Wed, 29 May 2013 09:43:58 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson says his new Tempurpedic mattress has helped stabilize his back and keep him in good posture. Simpson suffered a lower-back ailment, which turned out to be a nerve issue, that squashed his production for two months. "It was more my push-off," he said. "I didn't really have my burst to be able to get away from my defenders when I needed to." Simpson says he's back at 100 percent.

Fantasy Tip: Having Christian Ponder at QB with WR Greg Jennings and TE Kyle Rudolph the main targets, Simpson could either get lost in the shuffle or benefit from frequent single coverage. It depends on whether his health and football acumen can take advantage of the situation, and he hasn't proved that either is consistent. In leagues with deep benches, however, he could be a flyer, but you should be more inclined to make him an inseason pickup.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson coming back

Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:38:06 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings re-signed WR Jerome Simpson to an undisclosed deal.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson could return

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.

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Vikings | Future for Jerome Simpson uncertain

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.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson banged up

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.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson passes concussion test

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.

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Vikings | Likely to move on from Jerome Simpson

Tue, 18 Dec 2012 10:12:40 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings are likely to part with WR Jerome Simpson after this season.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson hindered by injury

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.

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Vikings | Passing game struggles in Week 13

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.

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Vikings | Drops killing Jerome Simpson

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."

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Vikings | Becoming one-dimensional

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.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson over his nerve issues

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.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson probable for Week 10

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.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson practices in full

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 15:06:08 -0800

Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (calf) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 8.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson practices in full

Wed, 07 Nov 2012 14:28:37 -0800

Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (calf) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 7.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson probable

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.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson fully practices

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:06:31 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (back, foot) fully participated in practice Tuesday, Oct. 23.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson targeted only once

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.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson to start in Week 7

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.

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Vikings | Five probable

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.

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Vikings | Coach happy with Jerome Simpson's progress

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.

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Vikings | Two practice in full

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.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson had a good day of practice

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.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson not a lock to play

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.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson practices

Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:51:01 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (back) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson says he's playing

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.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson says he's fine

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.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson expects to return

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.

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Vikings | Week 6 Inactives

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.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson to be game-time decision?

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.

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Vikings | Jerome Simpson listed as questionable

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.

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