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Vikings re-sign Jerome Simpson

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The Vikings have re-signed a wide receiver known for his highlight-reel ability.

The club said Friday it had reached an agreement with Jerome Simpson, who finished second on the club in catches (48) and yards (726) in 2013.

The 28-year-old Simpson has made 36 regular season starts in six NFL seasons. A second-round pick of Cincinnati in 2008, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Simpson played four seasons for the Bengals before joining the Vikings in 2012. He has hauled in 145 passes for 2,004 yards and eight TDs in his pro career, displaying field-stretching skill and some rare athleticism at times.

PFT’s No. 103-ranked free agent, Simpson rejoins a Minnesota receiving corps with some intriguing playmaking ability. In addition to Simpson, the Vikings have Greg Jennings, Cordarelle Patterson and Jarius Wright on the depth chart at receiver.

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51 Responses to “Vikings re-sign Jerome Simpson”
  1. nflpoker says: Mar 14, 2014 2:57 PM

    Time for the fire sale as far as FA is concerned, has commenced.

  2. ravanator says: Mar 14, 2014 2:59 PM

    Jerome Simpson is so irrelevant he should not have even been ranked in the list of free agents. But, being irrelevant fits in nice with the Vikings franchise. Cheers!


  3. nflpoker says: Mar 14, 2014 2:59 PM

    Now we are signing for depth. They have a lot of cap room left.

  4. mnjoemama says: Mar 14, 2014 3:01 PM

    Great signing ” the juice”gives 110% , never complains and takes the big hits over the middle, glad to see him back !! Skol vikes

  5. thevikesarebest says: Mar 14, 2014 3:02 PM

    He wants to continue playing with the best franchise.especially after seeing what zimmer is building.Turdbay will be jealous.SKOL

  6. yourfavoriteteamstinks says: Mar 14, 2014 3:02 PM

    More than a 1 year deal I hope

  7. thepftpoet says: Mar 14, 2014 3:02 PM

    One morning I was walking down the street when I saw an old homeless man sitting at the corner of the block – he came up to me and asked me for some spare change.

    I quickly responded to his request with this: “Why are you asking me for spare change when the Vikings are the real wealth of the world? if you become a fan you will obtain all the richness and greatness that comes along with it”

    This man is now a millionaire.


  8. stevincinci says: Mar 14, 2014 3:07 PM

    Good for him. Dude can frickin fly. His 48 catches last year probably should have been 70 if not for his drops though. I remember that well when he was a Bengal.

  9. purpleguy says: Mar 14, 2014 3:07 PM

    He was pretty effective last year, but I wonder if he will be subject to any suspension for 2014 after his DWI arrest.

  10. bonniebengal says: Mar 14, 2014 3:08 PM

    Congrats to Rome. I always like him when he was a Bengal.

  11. deflateddome says: Mar 14, 2014 3:11 PM

    Another great signing. He was clutch in the last 1/2 of the year, with great hands over the middle. He will continue to grow with Jennings and Patterson…and Zimmer knows him well

  12. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Mar 14, 2014 3:11 PM

    Not bad for a #4 receiver. I wouldn’t mind seeing the Vikes draft another receiver around the fourth or fifth round because this is supposed to be a very deep receiver draft.

  13. stellarperformance says: Mar 14, 2014 3:14 PM

    They need to do whatever they think needs to be done to catch the Packers, because, as everyone knows, the Packers own the Vikings. Petty insults cannot change that fact, but you are free to keep trying if it makes you feel good about yourselves. Good luck with that.

  14. ragnarthegreat says: Mar 14, 2014 3:14 PM

    I thought we were closer last year than our record indicated. We really needed our defense to play better and now they have added quality at multiple positions on that side of the ball. I like the Simpson signing. He is more trouble off the field than on. A solid player who doesn’t gripe. I am still waiting for the upgrades at quarterback and linebacker. One or more of last year’s rookies may have something to show at linebacker but the cupboard is still pretty bare at QB.

  15. sterling7 says: Mar 14, 2014 3:17 PM

    Hey Jerome celebrate touchdowns not first downs and we’ll all be happy!

  16. nwfisch says: Mar 14, 2014 3:18 PM

    Another pathetic signing for the most pathetic franchise in the NFL.



  17. 702vikes says: Mar 14, 2014 3:20 PM

    jerome was the most improved player on the roster last year and im happy they re signed him, expexting another good year simpson!

  18. vikingsvoice says: Mar 14, 2014 3:21 PM

    Good signing for what will amount to a #3 or #4 WR.

  19. ninefingers9 says: Mar 14, 2014 3:23 PM

    What, did the V re-sign Leslie Frazier too? smh

  20. coachkilla6 says: Mar 14, 2014 3:26 PM

    How many of AP’s kids have filed for free agency this offseason? He certainly hasn’t taken care of his brood thus far.

  21. shaggytoodle says: Mar 14, 2014 3:27 PM

    So their passing game will be as about effective as last season. Even though they have different “cook” a lot of the ingredients are the same.

    You know what they say, You can’t make Chicken Salad out of ….

  22. skololvikings says: Mar 14, 2014 3:27 PM

    Drugs, DUIs. This man truly embodies the Viking Way.


  23. vikingshipper says: Mar 14, 2014 3:35 PM

    Winter is coming-

  24. number1hawkfan says: Mar 14, 2014 3:36 PM

    The final piece of the Vikings dynasty!!! They will now have a strangle hold on last place for years to come. SKOL???????

  25. grantsbuds says: Mar 14, 2014 3:37 PM

    No flippin’ way!?

  26. ravenswhat says: Mar 14, 2014 3:39 PM

    Lol. Sad.

  27. whatjusthapped says: Mar 14, 2014 3:57 PM

    It a classic Viking move, they take a player who was arrested, underperformed to his contract, and generally sucked since signing with the Vikings and gave him a raise. First Cassel couldn’t suck enough last year, voids his contract and then gets a raise. Then, because the Vikings don’t have enough players who really suck, they sign Cox who was benched 6 different times last year and the cut by the Chargers, guess where he is playing next year, that’s right, the Vikings.

    Somewhere Jeff George is moaning, wishing he was just a few years younger.

  28. tokyosandblaster says: Mar 14, 2014 3:58 PM

    This guy is the embodiment of the Vikings franchise and fans.

    Talks a big game, but subpar in almost every single way.

  29. guitarfreak21 says: Mar 14, 2014 3:58 PM

    I hated seeing Childs get cut… I really thought he would make it. We need to draft another WR with one or both of our 3 rounders. Round 1, LB or DB Round 2 Qb. Rounds 4-7…?

  30. Norseman says: Mar 14, 2014 4:03 PM

    Glad the Vikings re-signed Simpson- I’m guessing the same deal as last year. Like him better as a back-up to CP84, which he will be now- so its a good fit. Simpson can make plays on occasion, and still has good speed and athletic ability.

  31. jjackwagon says: Mar 14, 2014 4:09 PM


  32. purplehaze28 says: Mar 14, 2014 4:23 PM

    Anyone could see that one coming.
    …He’ll be on grass for two years.

  33. summitmech says: Mar 14, 2014 4:30 PM

    Glad to have him back. He really stepped up last year. Vikings have a top 5 receiver corp, no lie.

  34. ragnarlington says: Mar 14, 2014 4:31 PM

    In a Norv Turner offense, we should see some big plays from this guy.

  35. purplehaze28 says: Mar 14, 2014 4:32 PM

    I love the signing. Simpson FLIES on grass, which is what TCF stadium has!

  36. carpalboss says: Mar 14, 2014 4:35 PM

    This makes me happy. SKOL VIKINGS!

  37. backdapack4evr says: Mar 14, 2014 4:38 PM

    He will help them miss the playoffs for the 8th straight season!!

  38. jermainewiggins says: Mar 14, 2014 4:54 PM

    Lol ppl are trying too hate on this cuz they have nothing better to do. Simpson was pretty good last year in a shaky offense, him and cassel gained some chemistry as the year went on. and he will be a 3rd or 4th option In this offense now with cordarrelle emerging.

    And no need to remind us how many superbowls we have we’re gonna love our vikes and bleed purple anyway. Skol.

  39. shlort says: Mar 14, 2014 5:10 PM

    Simpson is happy to re-sign, saying “It is a huge hassle to get to know the FedEx guy well enough that he brings the pot inside the house when I am not at home”..

    In case people forgot, Simpson was the guy that said he was going to quit the NFL and be a drug dealer. He was arrested for possession of marijuana. He ahd 2 and a half pounds delivered to his house via FedEx and when the cops came to investigate, after intercepting the package, Simpson let them inside to look around and the cops found 5 additional pounds of weed. A real brainiac.

  40. edenprairieballer says: Mar 14, 2014 5:18 PM

    Anyone who can catch 48 passes from Christian Ponder in a single season is a good player in my book.

  41. thenordicthunder says: Mar 14, 2014 5:29 PM

    “He will help them miss the playoffs for the 8th straight season!!

    A Packer fan that can’t count. Imagine that.

  42. sincejumpstreet says: Mar 14, 2014 5:42 PM

    edenprairie… damn straight.
    Simpson has his …um, issues, to be sure. But it’s not easy evaluating any of our receivers with Ponder bailing out of the pocket back there, lobbing ducks into the flat, getting married at halftime.

  43. tangysizzl says: Mar 14, 2014 5:53 PM

    thenordicthunder says:
    Mar 14, 2014 5:29 PM

    “He will help them miss the playoffs for the 8th straight season!!

    “A Packer fan that can’t count. Imagine that.”

    Hows that any different from the Viking fans who keep saying GB got bounced from the playoffs in the first round 5 years in a row? Looks like both franchises have a couple of real genius fans

  44. faninvirginia says: Mar 14, 2014 7:55 PM

    According to a source – he was going to sign with the Broncos but was too worried about the other Pot Dealer competition

  45. gudasbeard1 says: Mar 14, 2014 8:02 PM


  46. randallwoodfield says: Mar 14, 2014 8:35 PM

    thenordicthunder says:
    Mar 14, 2014 5:29 PM
    “He will help them miss the playoffs for the 8th straight season!!

    A Packer fan that can’t count. Imagine that.
    He probably needs to take his shoes off to count above 10 and take his pants off to count to 20.25

  47. backdapack4evr says: Mar 15, 2014 12:52 AM

    Speilman = millan!!

  48. coachkilla6 says: Mar 15, 2014 8:11 AM

    #SKOL Vikings

    Keepers of

  49. purpleforroyaltygreenandgoldforbugars says: Mar 15, 2014 1:10 PM

    Packer fans = cry babies, livers of the past, and inferior outdoorsmen

  50. dcviking says: Mar 15, 2014 2:26 PM

    Packer fans are correct — he is no Randall Woodfield, that’s for sure

  51. filthymcnasty1 says: Mar 15, 2014 8:38 PM


    Rick Spielman really is a mortician.

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