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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 figure to look different at receiver

Posted Dec. 19, 2012 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
After this season, the receiver position is set to undergo a facelift in Minnesota, with Percy Harvin's return still to be determined.

Struggling Simpson needs more than better technique

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 4:57 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Jerome Simpson is struggling and his problems might run deeper than merely needing better technique.

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.

NFL suspends Vikings WR Simpson three games

Posted June 11, 2012 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
The NFL officially suspended Vikings WR Jerome Simpson for three games on Monday for violating the league’s substance-abuse poiicy.

Report: Vikings agree to terms with WR Simpson

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
The Vikings agreed to terms on a one-year deal with former Bengals WR Jerome Simpson, Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer first reported.

Report: WR Simpson faces three-game suspension

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 9:34 a.m. ET
The NFL will suspend former Bengals WR Jerome Simpson for three games, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.

Rams pursuing WR Simpson

Posted April 14, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
Despite his recent conviction on a felony drug charge, ex-Bengals WR Jerome Simpson is being courted by the Rams and several other teams, according to this week's Whispers.

WR Simpson sentenced to 15 days in jail

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
Bengals free-agent WR Jerome Simpson was sentenced to 15 days in jail and three years' probation on drug-related charges, according to The Associated Press.

Bengals haven't ruled out re-signing Simpson

Posted March 27, 2012 @ 8:04 p.m. ET
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis told reporters on Tuesday that the team would consider re-signing UFA WR Jerome Simpson.

WR Simpson could face jail time on drug charge

Posted March 01, 2012 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
Bengals WR Jerome Simpson, a free agent this offseason, pled guilty on Thursday to a drug charge in a Kentucky courthouse.

Bengals WR Simpson pleads not guilty

Posted Jan. 30, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Bengals WR Jerome Simpson pleaded not guilty to marijuana trafficking on Monday in Kenton County Circuit Court in Covington, Ky.

Bengals have a big need at wideout

Posted Jan. 20, 2012 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
With Jerome Simpson's NFL future in question after his Jan. 19 indictment on marijuana trafficking charges, the Bengals' need to add to their WR corps becomes all the more clear.

Bengals WR Simpson indicted on drug charges

Posted Jan. 19, 2012 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
Months after his home was raided by police, Bengals WR Jerome Simpson has been indicted on drug charges.

Bengals' Simpson lacking consistency

Posted Dec. 23, 2011 @ 3:45 a.m. ET
Bengals WR Jerome Simpson has been up-and-down in his first full season as a starter, the way we hear it.

Simpson in, Foster and Hillis out for Sunday's games

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 10:54 a.m. ET
Bengals WR Jerome Simpson is expected to play Sunday. Texans RB Arian Foster and Browns RB Peyton Hillis will reportedly be inactive.

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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