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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.
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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.
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 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 (for mailing two pounds of marijuana to his Kentucky home), it seems very likely he'll miss games.
Jerome Simpson WR MIN 11 Days
Simpson traveled Monday to New York for a disciplinary hearing with the NFL to defend himself against a possible suspension for November DUI arrest, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Simpson was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving last November. 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 probable that he could miss additional games for his latest arrest.
Jerome Simpson WR MIN 21 Days
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.
Simpson and Wright were seen as in a battle for playing time in the third receiver role, but Simpson clearly looked in the lead in Friday's game.
Jerome Simpson WR MIN 2 Months
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.
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Jerome Simpson is not in line to start this season.
Jerome Simpson WR MIN 6 Months
Vikings re-signed WR Jerome Simpson.
Jerome Simpson WR MIN 6 Months
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the Vikings would like to re-sign free agent Jerome Simpson.
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 Cordarrelle Patterson and Greg Jennings. Simpson played in Cincinnati from 2008-2011 when new Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was the defensive coordinator.
Jerome Simpson WR MIN 7 Months
ESPN Vikings blogger Ben Goessling guesses the Vikings will re-sign free agent Jerome Simpson on a one-year deal.
Before Cordarrelle Patterson 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.
Jerome Simpson WR MIN 8 Months
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.