Simpson caught three passes off of 10 targets for 34 yards in Sunday's loss to the 49ers. Despite his modest numbers in his season debut, Simpson led the team in targets and receiving yards on Sunday, an illustration of the 49ers' woeful offense. Simpson should be considered a low-reward pickup as, even if he were to become Colin Kaepernick's favorite outside target, he'd have the distinction of being the favorite outside target on a team burrowing near the bottom of the league in passing offense.
The 49ers have reinstated wide receiver Jerome Simpson (suspension) to the active roster, per Adam Caplan of ESPN.com. The 49ers were granted a one-game roster exemption for Simpson, giving the team until Friday to decide if it wanted to release him or keep him. Although there's still some chance they could cut him, Simpson is back on the roster after serving a six-game suspension to start the season. He'll be no higher than third or fourth on the depth chart, playing in a terrible offense.
The 49ers did not activate Simpson -- who served a six-game suspension to start the season -- to their 53-man roster in advance of Thursday night's game against the Seahawks, CSN Bay Area reports. Per the report, the 49ers were granted a one-game roster exemption for Simpson, giving the team the option of waiting until next Friday to make a decision on whether or not to add Simpson to their roster, or release him.
Jerome Simpson, who is competing for the role as the 49ers' No. 3 wide receiver, has been suspended for the first six games of the season. The suspension is due to a July 2014 arrest and previous off-field incidents, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Simpson was suspended for a third time by the NFL. "The probability of a suspension was known when we signed Jerome," general manager Trent Baalke said. "Since joining the 49ers, Jerome has proven to be a great teammate. "Although he will not be able to participate in the first six weeks of the season, Jerome has done everything asked of him, both on and off the field. We are in full support of the NFL's decision, and look forward to Jerome's future contributions to our organization."
The 49ers announced they've signed veteran receiver Jerome Simpson to a two-year deal on Thursday. Simpson, 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, was a former second-round draft selection by the Bengals in 2008. He was last with the Vikings and totaled a single-season best 726 receiving yards in 2013. He didn't play in 2014 after the Vikings cut him following a three-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
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