Jerome Simpson WR MIN 1 Month

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 MIN 1 Month

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 MIN 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 3 Months

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 4 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.

Jerome Simpson WR MIN 5 Months

Jerome Simpson is not in line to start this season.

Jerome Simpson WR MIN 7 Months

Vikings re-signed WR Jerome Simpson.

Jerome Simpson WR MIN 8 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.