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Minnesota Vikings Draft Profile: Amari Cooper

Last August, the Minnesota Vikings thought they had the wide receiver position figured out. They had a reliable target on the outside in Greg Jennings. They had the explosiveness of Cordarrelle Patterson on the other side. They also had the depth of having Jerome Simpson and Jarius Wright on the roster.As we stand here in January, that couldn’t be further from the truth.Jennings...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Charles Johnson has become top Vikings target

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Charles Johnson joined the Minnesota Vikings two weeks into this season, two days after the release of Jerome Simpson because of continuing off-the-field troubles. Signing a player off Cleveland's practice squad in mid-September is not the type of transaction that causes a stir. This was simply a move by the Vikings to give a young wide receiver a try, with...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings sign WR Charles Johnson to replace Jerome Simpson

  The Minnesota Vikings have signed receiver Charles Johnson off the Cleveland Browns' practice squad to replace Jerome Simpson. The Vikings announced the move Saturday, two days after they cut Simpson after learning of another arrest this summer. The roster decision left the Vikings thin at receiver, and coach Mike Zimmer hinted Friday that they were in the market to address depth...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings sign receiver to replace Jerome Simpson

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed receiver Charles Johnson off the Cleveland Browns' practice squad to replace Jerome Simpson. The Vikings announced the move Saturday, two days after they cut Simpson after learning of another arrest this summer. The roster decision left the Vikings thin at receiver, and coach Mike Zimmer hinted Friday that they were in the...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Amid turmoil, Zimmer's message to Vikings: 'Get back to work and keep going'

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The shock has subsided, the past week's events processed in the minds of the Minnesota Vikings players and coaches. Unceremoniously waiting are the New Orleans Saints and the Superdome, which have caused their own grief for a few of Minnesota's players. Minnesota will board a plane for New Orleans on Saturday without the face of the franchise, Adrian Peterson...
Via Fox Sports North
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Zimmer: Releasing Simpson was in Vikings' 'best interest'

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- In the wake of losing Adrian Peterson for the foreseeable future, the Minnesota Vikings were hit with news on Thursday that receiver Jerome Simpson was dealing with another legal issue. Minnesota acted swiftly with Simpson, who was serving a three-game suspension. The Vikings released the troubled receiver, who has been suspended twice in three seasons with...
Via Fox Sports North
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings release WR Jerome Simpson

The Minnesota Vikings have released wide receiver Jerome Simpson. Simpson was set to return from a three-game suspension on Monday but after learning Thursday that the seven-year pro is facing charges of driving on a limited driver’s license, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, and having an open bottle in a motor vehicle, the Vikings decided to release Simpson. Simpson...
Via Sports-Glory
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerome Simpson Released By Vikings Following More Legal Trouble

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings released Jerome Simpson on Thursday following the revelation of more trouble for the wide receiver: three misdemeanors related to a previously unreported incident this summer. Simpson is facing charges of driving on a limited driver’s license, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and having an open bottle in a motor vehicle, according...
Via NESN.com
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings release troubled wide receiver Jerome Simpson

Just hours after news broke Minnesota Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson was in trouble with the law, again, the team announced it’s moving on without him. #Vikings release WR Jerome Simpson. — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) September 18, 2014 Simpson had an arraignment scheduled this morning for November 3 because of an incident that occurred on July 7. Police pulled him over and...
Via cover32 - Vikings
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Release Jerome Simpson

The Minnesota Vikings have released suspended wide receiver Jerome Simpson, who was slated to come back to the active roster following their Week 3 game against the New Orleans Saints. #Vikings release WR Jerome Simpson. — Vikings PR (@VikingsPR) September 18, 2014 This comes immediately after it was reported that Simpson was charged with driving on a limited license, marijuana...
Via Sportsnaut
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Release Jerome Simpson

The Minnesota Vikings have released suspended wide receiver Jerome Simpson, who was slated to come back to the active roster following their Week 3 game against the New Orleans Saints. #Vikings release WR Jerome Simpson. — Vikings PR (@VikingsPR) September 18, 2014 This comes immediately after it was reported that Simpson was charged with driving on a limited license, marijuana...
Via Sportsnaut
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Release Jerome Simpson

The Minnesota Vikings have released suspended wide receiver Jerome Simpson, who was slated to come back to the active roster following their Week 3 game against the New Orleans Saints. #Vikings release WR Jerome Simpson. — Vikings PR (@VikingsPR) September 18, 2014 This comes immediately after it was reported that Simpson was charged with driving on a limited license, marijuana...
Via Sportsnaut
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Release Jerome Simpson

The Minnesota Vikings have released suspended wide receiver Jerome Simpson, who was slated to come back to the active roster following their Week 3 game against the New Orleans Saints. #Vikings release WR Jerome Simpson. — Vikings PR (@VikingsPR) September 18, 2014 This comes immediately after it was reported that Simpson was charged with driving on a limited license, marijuana...
Via Sportsnaut
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Release Jerome Simpson

The Minnesota Vikings seem tired of public relations fiascos and embarrassment all the way across the board.  According to reports Simpson was just released by the Vikings following reports earlier of a July citation for weed and alcohol. #Vikings release WR Jerome Simpson. — Vikings PR (@VikingsPR) September 18, 2014 Simpson was currently finishing up a three game suspension...
Via Thacover2
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Release Veteran WR Jerome Simpson

The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday night that they have released veteran WR Jerome Simpson. #Vikings release WR Jerome Simpson. — Vikings PR (@VikingsPR) September 18, 2014 Simpson, 29, signed a one-year contract worth $1 million with the Vikings back in March, Last year, he appeared in 16 games and caught 48 receptions for 726 yards receiving and a touchdown. The post...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Suspended Vikings WR Simpson facing more legal problems

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Suspended Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has found more trouble. Simpson is facing misdemeanor charges of driving on a limited driver's license, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and having an open bottle in a motor vehicle, according to Rick Hart, deputy police chief in Bloomington, Minnesota. Hart said Thursday that Simpson was...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Suspended Vikings WR Simpson in more trouble

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Suspended Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson is facing misdemeanor charges of driving on a limited driver's license, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and having an open bottle in a motor vehicle. Rick Hart, deputy police chief for the city of Bloomington, Minnesota, confirmed Thursday that Simpson was cited but not arrested July 7....
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Summer citation revealed for Vikings WR Simpson

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. --€“ Jerome Simpson's legal troubles aren't behind him yet. Simpson, the Minnesota Vikings receiver who is serving a three-game suspension for DWI, was cited in Bloomington, Minn. in July and is facing charges of driving on a limited driver's license, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and having an open bottle in a motor vehicle. Simpson, 28, wasn't...
Via Fox Sports North
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

More Off-Field Trouble for Jerome Simpson

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson only has one game remaining on his most recent suspension, which stems from a DUI arrest last season. But Simpson might want to prepare himself for yet another suspension. According to ESPN’s Ben Goessling, Simpson has an arraignment in early November on charges of driving on a limited license, marijuana possession and driving with...
Via Sportsnaut
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Suspended Vikings WR Jerome Simpson Cited For Marijuana Possession

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson is already serving a three game suspension for a DUI arrest last year, and now he’s in more hot water after being cited for marijuana possession back in July according to the Star-Tribune. The Vikings receiver was cited July 7 on charges of marijuana possession, open bottle and violating a limited drivers license, according to Hennepin...
Via Thacover2
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Cassel: Patterson uses cookies to bribe for more targets

Cordarrelle Patterson spent most of his rookie campaign behind Jerome Simpson, but the Minnesota Vikings’ emerging second-year receiver caught fire late last year with 375 total yards and six TDs in the final five games. The No. 29 overall pick from last year’s draft proved to be one of the game’s most dangerous young playmakers with 2,020 all-purpose yards, though most...
Via Gridiron Grit
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Jerome Simpson Suspended 3 Games by NFL

Jerome Simpson will finally pay for a DUI he got last season. The Vikings wide receiver will miss the first three games of this season while serving a suspension. Vikings WR Jerome Simpson is being suspended 3 games, per a league source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 29, 2014
Via Thacover2
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings’ Jerome Simpson Suspended for Three Games

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson reportedly will be suspended for his first three games for violating the the NFL’s substance abuse policy. A Vikings receiver has reportedly been suspended for three games. http://t.co/HdUyZONjHN pic.twitter.com/qexY10CxAR — SI Wire (@SI_Wire) August 29, 2014 Simpson’s suspension doesn’t come as a total surprise, as he will...
Via Sportsnaut
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings WR Simpson gets 3-game suspension by NFL

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended for three games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, his second such punishment in three seasons. The league announced the punishment Friday, putting Simpson on the sideline until Sept. 22 when the Vikings begin practice for Week 4. Simpson will sit out games against St. Louis, New England...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings' Simpson suspended three games

Minnesota Vikings receiver Jerome Simpson will be suspended for three games for the second time in three seasons after the NFL upheld his suspension for a November DWI. Simpson, 28, met with Harold Henderson, a hearing officer for the league, last week in New York hoping the three-game suspension could be reduced or eliminated, but the NFL has upheld the suspension for violating...
Via Fox Sports North
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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