Found October 17, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Jerome Simpson's frustration over being inactive for the Minnesota Vikings' loss Sunday was still very apparent as he prepared for Wednesday's practice.Simpson had talked with reporters Monday after Sunday's 38-26 defeat at Washington that dropped Minnesota to 4-2 and behind the Chicago Bears (4-1) in the NFC North standings. He stood before cameras and offered several one-word answers, saying he felt he was 100 percent recovered from a problem with his back that caused weakness and numbness in his leg. He said he wanted to play Sunday and wasn't happy about not being able to help his teammates.Wednesday, Simpson offered another reason for his disappointment."You lose 60,000, you would be mad, too," Simpson said, referring to the roster bonus that he gets paid in addition to his 800,000 base salary for every game he's on the Vikings' active roster. "But we just talked about it, and we're on the same page. I'm ju...
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