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Jerome Simpson

28-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Free Agent

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Simpson's 2013 performance essentially equaled his 2011 career year in Cincinnati, but with Cordarrelle Patterson set to assume a larger role in the Vikings' passing game this season it's hard to see ...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY:  Suspension
HT: 6' 2"   WT: 190   DOB: 2/4/1986
College: Coastal Carolina  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Vikings in September of 2014.

September 18, 2014  –  Jerome Simpson News

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Simpson was released by the Vikings on Thursday, Tom Pelissero of the Associated Press reports.

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Jerome Simpson NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2008 22 6 1 2 0 3 2.0 0.7 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2009 23 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2010 24 Cin 5 20 277 3 25 13.9 11.1 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
2011 25 Cin 16 50 725 4 105 14.5 6.9 10 3 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 Min 12 26 274 0 52 10.5 5.3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
2013 27 Min 16 48 726 1 100 15.1 7.3 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jerome Simpson Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2008 22 6 0.0 0.2 0.1 0 0 0 - - 0 0 0 - -
2009 23 2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 24 Cin 5 9.2 13.2 11.2 4 55 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 25 Cin 16 6.0 9.2 7.6 3 45 14 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 Min 12 2.3 4.5 3.4 2 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 27 Min 16 4.9 7.9 6.4 3 45 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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2012 453 0
2013 608 8
Jerome Simpson 2014 Game Log
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Jerome Simpson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Simpson was arrested July 7 by Bloomington, Minn. police for violating a limited driver's license, marijuana possession and open bottle, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

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Simpson has an arraignment set for Nov. 3 in Hennepin County for the misdemeanor charges. Simpson is currently serving a three-game suspension stemming from a DUI arrest in November. With Simpson already having multiple off-field issues, including a previous three-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy for a drug-related felony charge in 2012, it would seem likely that he'll face another suspension from the NFL and his return from his current three-game suspension is now in doubt.
The NFL has upheld Simpson's three-game suspension stemming from a November DUI arrest, ESPN.com reports.

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Simpson is thus eligible to return to the Vikings' lineup for the team's Sept. 28 contest against the Falcons. Upon his return, his role will hinge on the health and production of his fellow wideouts, though presuming the availability of Cordarrelle Patterson and Greg Jennings, Simpson would slot in no higher than No. 3 on the team's depth chart at the position, at that time.
Simpson faces a three-game suspension for a November DUI arrest, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He attended a disciplinary hearing with the NFL on Monday in New York to appeal the suspension.

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This report makes it sound like the suspension has been issued and Simpson is trying to appeal it. Simpson was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving last November. He pleaded guilty on Jan. 2 to careless driving and refusing to submit to a chemical test following a plea deal and received two years of probation. Given his previous three-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy for a drug-related felony charge in 2012, it seems very likely he'll miss some games.
Simpson traveled Monday to New York for a disciplinary hearing with the NFL to defend himself against a possible suspension for a November DUI arrest, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Simpson had one reception for six yards in Friday's preseason win over Oakland, but got most of the playing time ahead of Jarius Wright in three-receiver sets, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports.

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Jarius Wright took most of the first team reps at slot receiver in spring practices and is seen in a battle with Simpson for the job, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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2014

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2013

Simpson had a disappointing season last year with only 26 receptions, no touchdowns and four dropped passes in just 12 games. He did struggled with a back injury that impacted his legs much of the season. He'll enter training camp as the starting wide receiver next to Greg Jennnings, but he could easily lose his starting job or significant targets to Cordarrelle Patterson and Jarius Wright.

2012

At worst, the Vikings will know where to go if conventional medicine isn’t providing relief. Simpson who’s best known for being caught receiving 2.5 pounds of marijuana at his home – and also doing a forward flip over a defender into the end zone last year – will miss the first three games on the year, but when he returns has a chance to start opposite Percy Harvin. At 6-2, 199, Simpson has decent size, good speed and uncanny athleticism – hence the flip. He struggled with drops last year (eight on 105 targets), and he caught just 48 percent of the passes thrown his way. Still, with Adrian Peterson coming back from a torn ACL, and Christian Ponder likely to throw more in his second season, Simpson could have a prominent role in the offense once he returns.

2011

With Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco out, Simpson emerged as the Bengals' top target with 18 catches for 247 yards and three scores over the season's final two games. Simpson was a second-round pick in 2008 but saw very little action – just 13 games on the active roster over three seasons. At 6-2, 200 and with decent speed, Simpson flashed his playmaking ability and almost certainly earned himself a longer look. With all world prospect A.J. Green in the fold along with Jordan Shipley, Andre Caldwell and last year's first round pick, tight end Jermaine Gresham, Simpson's role will likely be determined this summer. Either way, he's more likely to be catching passes from rookie Andy Dalton, or newly acquired Bruce Gradkowski, than disgruntled veteran Carson Palmer, who has threatened to retire if he's not traded.

2010

It's fish-or-cut-bait time for Simpson, the Bengals' second-round pick in 2008. He's hardly seen the field in his two years with the team, and now they've brought in a slew of veteran talent, making it nearly impossible for him to make his mark. It's not beyond the realm of possibility to see him rot on the bench with the Bengals, get signed elsewhere and see him thrive when he finally gets his chance. But it doesn't appear likely soon.

2009

The Bengals spent a second-round pick in 2008 drafting Simpson as a project, and his performance demonstrated that he still has a long way to go. Right now he's fifth at best among their wide receiver options.

2008

Simpson is an athletic wideout that could actually contribute at a decent level in his rookie campaign. He is one of the frontrunners to fill Chris Henry's vacancy as Cincinnati's third wideout, not a bad position to be in with the amount of three-receiver sets the Bengals run. Henry had 605 yards and nine touchdowns in 2006 and while you can't expect quite those numbers from Simpson, especially not unless he's officially named as the No. 3 receiver, he does have a relatively high ceiling that could make him a fantasy sleeper.