Wonderfully talented and wildly perplexing. Meet Jerome Simpson. There isnít much that Simpson canít do on a football field but itís what he has done off it that caused headlines as he approached his first year with the Vikings. Felony drug charges resulted in a suspension that will cost Simpson the first three games of the 2012 season. Simpson was signed to compete for a starting spot opposite Percy Harvin but off-season reports indicate that he has struggled to learn the teamís playbook. That, along with the suspension, put his ability to become a consistent deep threat for the Vikings in doubt. Simpson clearly has upside and could earn a prominent role in a Minnesota offense desperate for some production opposite Percy Harvin. However, banking on more than his 50-reception, 725-yard, four-touchdown performance from 2011 might be overly optimistic. Consider Simpson a WR5 with upside in 2012.
Comment:Simpson will face a three-game suspension to start the season.
Jerome Simpson suspended three games-- Fri Aug 29 11:15 am --
Violating the NFL substance abuse policy
Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpsonís three-game suspension for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Abuse of Substances was upheld by the NFL. Simpson missed practice on Aug. 18 to meet with the league in New York to appeal the suspension stemming from a drunken-driving arrest last season.(Minneapolis Tribune)
FF Today's Take:This is the second time Simpson has been suspended. He served a three-game suspension back in 2012 for a drug arrest. Simpson is undraftable at this point and no better than fourth on the depth chart behind Cordarrelle Patterson, Greg Jennings and Jarius Wright.
Fatal error: Call to undefined function SearchPlayer() in /home/fftoday/public_html/stats/playerprofile.php on line 1181