• by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    NFL suspends 49ers WR Jerome Simpson for six games

    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."

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    49ers sign receiver Jerome Simpson to two-year contract

    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.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Report: WR Jerome Simpson met with 49ers on Wednesday

    Free-agent wide receiver Jerome Simpson met with the 49ers on Wednesday, sources told CSNBayArea.com. Simpson did not play in 2014 after being released by the Vikings in September. In 2013, he registered 48 receptions for 726 yards and one touchdown for the Vikings.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Vikings release Jerome Simpson

    The Vikings have released wide receiver Jerome Simpson , the team announced. Simpson was already serving a suspension for a drunken-driving arrest last season, but would have been eligible to return Monday. Reports popped up Thursday that Simpson was in more legal trouble. He was cited on charges of marijuana possession, open bottle and violation of his limited drivers license in July, and was scheduled to appear in count in November.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: Jerome Simpson in trouble with the law again

    Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has added another run-in with the law to the problems that already have him suspended for the first three games of the 2014 season. Simpson was charged on July 7 for marijuana possession, open bottle and violating a limited drivers license, according to ESPN. The team has not commented. He is serving his current suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy after a drunken-driving arrest last season.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Three-game suspension stands for Jerome Simpson

    Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson could not get a three-game suspension handed down by the NFL for a DUI reduced. The league has confirmed the suspension, per ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Simpson contributed 48 catches for 726 yards and one touchdown last season, but faded after a strong start. He racked up nearly half of those yards in the first four games.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Jerome Simpson appealing suspension

    Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson is appealing his three-game suspension stemming from a January DUI, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Simpson attended a hearing regarding the suspension in New York Monday.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Report: Jerome Simpson could be headed for suspension

    Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson missed practice Monday to attend a hearing and defend himself against a possible suspension related to a drunk-driving arrest in November, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Simpson was previously suspended by the NFL in May 2012 after being convicted for a felony for mailing two pounds of marijuana to his home while a member of the Bengals.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Vikes not expected to draft wideout

    The Vikings have "four solid options" at receiver and have bigger draft needs than wideout, reports the Minneapolis StarTribune. The paper expects the team to pass on receivers in the draft, then add one from the deep pool of undrafted free agents. Greg Jennings, Cordarrelle Patterson, Jerome Simpson and Jarius Wright project as the team's top four wideouts.

  • by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Vikings bring back Jerome Simpson

    The Vikings have re-signed receiver Jerome Simpson, the club announced Friday. Simpson spent the past two seasons with the Vikings. He had 48 catches for 726 yards and one touchdown in 2013. He is expected to be the No. 3 receiver for the Vikings behind Cordarrelle Patterson and Greg Jennings.