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Jerome Simpson | Wide Receiver

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/4/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
College: Coastal Carolina
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49ers signed WR Jerome Simpson to a two-year contract.
It's a flier for a team with an uncertain situation at receiver. Now 29, Simpson served a three-game suspension for (again) violating the league's policy on substance abuse last season, and was cut loose by the Vikings before his ban was through. Simpson has always been a competent deep threat, but that won't be enough to guarantee a spot on the 49ers' 53-man roster. Mar 5 - 5:14 PM

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The 49ers hosted free agent WR Jerome Simpson on Wednesday.

Simpson spent 2014 out of football after the Vikings cut him in September. In his prime, he was a maddeningly inconsistent deep threat. Simpson just turned 29 and should have some speed left, but would be a role player at best.
Mar 5 - 1:43 PM

Vikings released WR Jerome Simpson.

Simpson's three-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy was set to end on Monday, but it was revealed Thursday that he was busted on marijuana and alcohol charges in July. Simply stunning immaturity from a 28-year-old receiver who's dealt with various legal issues throughout his NFL career. Simpson is a competent deep threat, but has had trouble staying on the field thanks to his bans. Considering the current climate for NFL troublemakers, he's unlikely to find a new home any time soon.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 06:48:00 PM

Suspended Vikings WR Jerome Simpson has a November 3 court date on misdemeanor charges related to a July 7 traffic stop.

Simpson has been charged with violating a limited license, marijuana possession and having an open alcohol container. It's truly dunderheaded behavior for a player who can't stop getting arrested or suspended. Simpson's current ban is scheduled to last only one more game, but considering the current climate of NFL discipline, that could change in a hurry.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 01:43:00 PM

NFL suspended Vikings WR Jerome Simpson three games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

Simpson was in New York appealing the ban two weeks ago, apparently to no avail. It's not a huge loss, as Simpson has tumbled down the depth chart to No. 4. Cordarrelle Patterson, Greg Jennings, and Jarius Wright are Minnesota's top three wideouts. Simpson's suspension is the result of a November DUI.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 11:38:00 AM

Vikings WR Jerome Simpson failed to haul in his lone target against the Chiefs Saturday night.

Simpson only has two catches for 25 yards this preseason. He is clearly the No. 4 receiver behind Greg Jennings, Cordarrelle Patterson and Jarius Wright. Simpson likely faces a three-game suspension to start the season.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 11:52:00 PM

Vikings WR Jerome Simpson is facing a three-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

Simpson was in New York Monday afternoon for his appeal hearing. The three-game ban stems from Simpson's November arrest for DUI when he refused to complete a breathalyzer test. He later pleaded guilty to reckless driving. Simpson is a repeat offender after he was busted on felony drug charges in 2012.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 09:07:00 AM

The St. Paul Pioneer Press suggests Vikings WR Jerome Simpson could face a four-game suspension stemming from his November 9 DUI.

The NFL typically lets teams know about suspensions before training camp, so we'd expect to hear something by July. A Simpson suspension would clear the path for Cordarrelle Patterson to emerge as Minnesota's primary "X" wideout, with Greg Jennings and Jarius Wright sharing snaps at "Z" and slot receiver.
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 01:19:00 PM

Jerome Simpson is not in line to start this season.

Second-year breakout candidate Cordarrelle Patterson will be the "X" receiver and Greg Jennings will be the "Z." Simpson was re-signed to a one-year, minimum salary contract to be the No. 3 receiver and run the vertical clear-out routes needed in a Norv Turner offense. He's a poor bet to surpass last year's 48-726-1 line.
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 08:24:00 PM

Vikings re-signed WR Jerome Simpson to a one-year contract.

He's a player the Vikings just can't quit. Simpson is presumably back on another one-year deal. Simpson returns as the Vikings' No. 3 wideout, and should primarily run opposite Cordarrelle Patterson on the outside, allowing Greg Jennings to operate out of the slot. Yardage-wise, Simpson is coming off a career year, but will remain no more than a WR5 for fantasy purposes in 2014.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 02:31:00 PM

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the Vikings would like to re-sign free agent Jerome Simpson.

Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed as much on Thursday. It likely wouldn't be more than a one-year deal. The draft and free-agent market are loaded with receivers, so it'd be wise for Simpson to sign quickly. Simpson wouldn't be anything more than the No. 3 receiver in Minnesota, behind Greg Jennings and Cordarrelle Patterson. Simpson played in Cincinnati from 2008-2011 when new Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was the defensive coordinator.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 05:53:00 PM

ESPN Vikings blogger Ben Goessling guesses the team will re-sign free agent Jerome Simpson on a one-year deal.

Before Cordarrelle Patterson's Dynasty owners freak out, Simpson would be brought back as a strict third wideout, allowing Greg Jennings to move to the slot in three-wide formations. Simpson certainly won't be expensive. He has a possible suspension stemming from a DUI looming over his head and has produced just one touchdown over the last two seasons.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Feb 6, 2014 09:06:00 AM

Impending free agent Jerome Simpson pleaded guilty Thursday to careless driving and third-degree DUI stemming from his November 9 arrest.

He was sentenced to 120 hours of community service and must attend alcohol seminars. Since Simpson has a history of violating NFL policy -- he was suspended three games to open the 2012 season -- the Minneapolis Star-Tribune considers him "likely" to face additional discipline from commissioner Roger Goodell. Simpson will not be an attractive signing in 2014 free agency.
Fri, Jan 3, 2014 02:18:00 PM

Jerome Simpson caught three balls for 29 yards in the Vikings' Week 17 win over the Lions.

A physically talented but maddeningly inconsistent situational deep threat-type receiver, Simpson's 2013 season ends with 48 catches for 726 yards and one touchdown. Turning 28 in February, Simpson heads to free agency this offseason. Even the NFL's most receiver-needy teams shouldn't value him as a starter. Simpson is best suited for a rotational role.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 04:03:00 PM

Jerome Simpson caught one ball for eight yards in the Vikings' Week 16 loss to the Bengals.

Simpson has been losing playing time to Cordarrelle Patterson of late, hitting rock bottom in the box score. Unsigned for 2014, Simpson will likely play his last down as a Viking in Week 17 against the Lions.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 05:09:00 PM

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QB1Colin Kaepernick
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3Dylan Thompson
RB1Carlos Hyde
2Reggie Bush
3Kendall Hunter
4Mike Davis
5Kendall Gaskins
GLB1Carlos Hyde
2Reggie Bush
3RB1Reggie Bush
2Carlos Hyde
FB1Bruce Miller
2Trey Millard
WR11Anquan Boldin
2Bruce Ellington
3DeAndre Smelter
4Dres Anderson
5Darius Davis
WR21Torrey Smith
2Quinton Patton
3Jerome Simpson
4Chuck Jacobs
5DeAndrew White
WR31Bruce Ellington
TE1Vernon Davis
2Vance McDonald
3Derek Carrier
4Garrett Celek
5Blake Bell
K1Phil Dawson