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Jerome Simpson

Jerome Simpson - #81 - WR

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 189 lbs.
Birthday 02/04/1986
Birthplace Reidsville, NC
College Coastal Carolina
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 2nd round, 15th pick by Bengals

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
26 274 0

Vikings need more from tight ends

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Vikings desire to use more two-TE packages this season, but right now they can't get Kyle Rudolph or John Carlson on the field.

Peterson tells Vikes their no-preseason plan is OK

Posted Aug. 21, 2012 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday he's changed his mind about handing the ball to Adrian Peterson in a preseason game.

Vikings RB Peterson will not play in preseason

Posted Aug. 21, 2012 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will not play in the preseason, head coach Leslie Frazier confirmed Tuesday.

Vikings top candidate for London games

Posted Aug. 18, 2012 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
It appears the NFL is hoping the Vikings will agree to become the league’s major presence across the pond in the next four seasons.

Vikings to lower TV blackout minimum

Posted Aug. 16, 2012 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
The Vikings announced Thursday they will take advantage of the NFL's new policy regarding local television blackouts.

Odds speak to soaring expectations for Falcons' Jones

Posted Aug. 16, 2012 @ 3:36 p.m. ET
Much is expected from Falcons WR Julio Jones, and his odds of winning the receiving-yards title at one Nevada sportsbook reflect those high hopes.

Vikings trying to balance between present, future

Posted Aug. 15, 2012 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
The Vikings are trying to strike a balance between keeping veterans and younger players as they start to formulate the eventual 53-man roster.

Report: Vikings WR Jenkins takes pay cut

Posted Aug. 15, 2012 @ 10:16 a.m. ET
Vikings WR Michael Jenkins renegotiated the final two years on his contract and took a pay cut.

Ponder makes strides in Vikings' first action

Posted Aug. 12, 2012 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
QB Christian Ponder played far better than his stats indicated in the Vikings' preseason opener.

Former Viking pleads guilty to fraud

Posted Aug. 07, 2012 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
Former Vikings RB Michael Bennett has pleaded guilty to his role in a South Florida tax refund and identity theft scheme.

Vikings cut WR Childs

Posted Aug. 06, 2012 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
The Vikings waived/injured fourth-round rookie WR Greg Childs on Monday, two days after he suffered torn patellar tendons in both knees.

Vikings WR Childs tears patellar tendon in both knees

Posted Aug. 05, 2012 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
Vikings rookie WR Greg Childs suffered torn patellar tendons in both knees late in Saturday night's scrimmage.

Leshoure, Simpson are names to file away

Posted Aug. 04, 2012 @ 10:04 a.m. ET
Mike Wilkening offers fantasy scouting reports on Mikel Leshoure and Jerome Simpson, who will each miss the start of the season.

Vikings TE Carlson sprains MCL

Posted July 31, 2012 @ 7:29 p.m. ET
TE John Carlson sprained his medial collateral ligament during a running play at Vikings training camp on Tuesday.

Vikings RB Peterson has allergic reaction

Posted July 31, 2012 @ 12:24 a.m. ET
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has returned to the team's training camp residence hall after an allergic reaction at lunch sent him to a local hospital.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 13, 2013
Simpson has signed with the Vikes.||||||| The team announced the deal Wednesday, the day after NFL free agency began.
Posted Oct. 17, 2012
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said he expects wide receiver Jerome Simpson to play this week. Simpson wasn't active for last week's game against Washington due to a back issue that caused numbness in one of his legs and limited him the previous week.||||||| Simpson says every time he is deactivated from a game it costs him $60,000 in bonus money. The Vikings built that clause into his contract because the former Cincinnati Bengal was coming off a drug arrest which eventually resulted in a three-game suspension to start the season.
Posted Oct. 14, 2012
Simpson is out Sunday with a back problem that causes weakness and numbness in his lower left leg.||||||| Simpson has four receptions for 50 yards.
Posted Oct. 10, 2012
Simpson doesn't need surgery for the back problem that caused weakness and numbness in his lower left leg, and the Vikings expect him to play Sunday at Washington.||||||| Coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday that Simpson will be held out of practice as a precaution but could be cleared for action by Thursday or Friday. Frazier said "all indications are" that Simpson will be fine to face the Redskins and has improved since waking up the morning of last Sunday's game against Tennessee with the strange, sudden injury.
Posted Oct. 08, 2012
The Minnesota Vikings are trying to determine why Simpson woke up with numbness and weakness in his lower left leg before Sunday's game against Tennessee.||||||| Coach Leslie Frazier said Simpson was undergoing MRI tests on Monday. Simpson played in parts of Minnesota's 30-7 win, but he didn't catch any passes. He had trouble pushing off because of the injury, which Frazier said could also be connected to his back. Frazier said Simpson was "alarmed" by his condition but that the Vikings don't believe he's facing a long-term absence.

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