With his three-game suspension behind him, Jerome Simpson is ready to make an impact for the Minnesota Vikings, who took a chance on the speedy but occasionally troubled wideout.
Simpson is expected to play Sunday at Ford Field now that he has satisfied his suspension from the league for a felony drug conviction from last year. Simpson had marijuana shipped to his home when he was with the Cincinnati Bengals.
“Hopefully, me just being fresh, I can just be that little extra spark that we need,” Simpson said, according to the Associated Press.
Simpson has speed which has been sorely missing in Minnesota’s attack but he’s only been a proven performer for one season in the NFL. The Vikings have been nothing but happy to have him and believe his up-tempo attitude is a real plus for a young team.
“Everyone feeds off of that energy,” quarterback Christian Ponder said. “He’s got so much energy that he brings to the table, and he loves being out here.”
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