Vikings ink WR Jerome Simpson

Cincinnati Bengals' wide receiver Jerome Simpson fights to break free from Cleveland Browns'...

Cincinnati Bengals' wide receiver Jerome Simpson fights to break free from Cleveland Browns' Sheldon Brown during the second half of play in their game at Paul Brown Stadium. (John Sommers II/REUTERS)

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EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. - The Minnesota Vikings signed free-agent wide receiver Jerome Simpson on Thursday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Simpson had a career year with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2011, recording 50 receptions for 725 yards and four touchdowns. He could be facing a suspension after violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

Earlier this month, a Kentucky judge sentenced the 26-year-old Simpson to 15 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge.

In September, police confiscated a package containing 2 1/2 pounds of marijuana that was being shipped from California to Simpson's Kentucky home. A woman accepted the package and Simpson was discovered inside along with teammate Anthony Collins.

The Coastal Carolina product, who had arguably the touchdown of the year last season after he somersaulted over Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington on Christmas Eve, has 71 receptions for 1,004 yards and seven touchdowns over the course of his four-year career -- all with the Bengals.


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