Jerome Simpson WR SF 5 months ago

Simpson (finger) is active for Sunday's game versus the Bengals, John Dickinson of 95.7 The Game San Francisco reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Entering the 49ers' list of ailing Friday with a finger injury, Simpson will nonetheless be available to offensive coordinator Geep Chryst. However, Simpson has earned only 66 offensive snaps across four games this season.

Jerome Simpson WR SF 5 months ago

Simpson caught two of his four targets for 20 yards and a touchdown against Cleveland on Sunday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Simpson's score came on a garbage-time touchdown late in the fourth quarter, so this performance should be taken with a grain of salt. He remains the fourth or fifth option on this less-than-stellar San Francisco offense, rendering him useless in most formats.

Jerome Simpson WR SF 7 months ago

Simpson was targeted three times, but failed to record a catch in Sunday's win over the Falcons.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Simpson had a game to forget, dropping two catchable passes - one of which turned into an interception - and finishing with no receptions. Understandably, he was visibly frustrated with himself on the sideline. Quinton Patton may have leaped ahead of him on the depth chart with his strong play Sunday, but if Anquan Boldin (hamstring) returns after the bye week, then neither Simpson or Patton will have much fantasy appeal.

Jerome Simpson WR SF 7 months ago

Simpson caught three passes off of 10 targets for 34 yards in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite his modest numbers in his season debut, Simpson led the team in targets and receiving yards on Sunday, an illustration of the 49ers' woeful offense. Simpson should be considered a low-reward pickup as his numbers came with Colin Kaepernick's favorite target, Anquan Boldin, sidelined. Even if he were to challenge Boldin as Kaepernick's favorite outside target, he'd have the distinction of being a favorite outside target on a team burrowing near the bottom of the league in passing offense.

Jerome Simpson WR SF 7 months ago

Simpson (suspension) was reinstated to the active roster Friday, ESPN.com's Adam Caplan reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 49ers were granted a one-game roster exemption for Simpson, giving the team until Friday to decide if it wanted to release him or keep him. Although there's still some chance the 49ers could cut him, Simpson is back on the roster for the time being, after serving a six-game suspension to start the season. He'll be no higher than third or fourth on the depth chart, playing in a terrible offense.

Jerome Simpson WR SF 7 months ago

The 49ers did not activate Simpson -- who served a six-game suspension to start the season -- to their 53-man roster in advance of Thursday night's game against the Seahawks, CSN Bay Area reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Per the report, the 49ers were granted a one-game roster exemption for Simpson, giving the team the option of waiting until next Friday to make a decision on whether or not to add Simpson to their roster, or release him.

Jerome Simpson WR SF 1 year ago1 Comment

Simpson signed a two-year contract with the 49ers on Thursday.

Arguably known for his legal issues more so than his play on the field, Simpson was released by the Vikings in September while serving a three-game suspension to open the 2014 season. The suspension was for a November 2013 DUI arrest, and his release was prompted by a July arrest for violating a limited driver's license, marijuana possession and open bottle. It's unclear whether the 29-year-old wide receiver will receive further discipline from the NFL, but either way, he'll likely have to compete for a roster spot in training camp.

Jerome Simpson WR SF 2 years ago

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

With yet another off-the-field incident afflicting Winter Park, the Vikings have opted to jettison the troubled wideout, after news of another arrest emerged Thursday. Simpson is currently serving a three-game suspension, but with an arraignment scheduled for Nov. 3, his legal proceedings will be the primary hindrance to latching on elsewhere. It would surprise if he played a down during the 2014 season.

Jerome Simpson WR SF 2 years ago

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.

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.

Jerome Simpson WR SF 2 years ago

The NFL has upheld Simpson's three-game suspension stemming from a November DUI arrest, ESPN.com reports.

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.