Vikings, WR Jerome Simpson agree to deal

April, 24, 2012
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Just a quick post here to pass along that, yes, the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with receiver Jerome Simpson on a one-year contract. ESPN's Adam Schefter has confirmed the original report by Fox Sports' Jay Glazer.

As luck would have it, I'm heading into a news conference with Vikings general manager Rick Spielman to discuss this week's NFL draft. I'm sure Simpson, who was released from jail Friday after serving a 15-day sentence on a felony drug charge, will come up.

I realize I said in Tuesday morning's SportsNation chat that there was no rush to get Simpson under contract and that perhaps the Vikings would wait until after the draft. But clearly they wanted him under contract before that. Back in a bit.

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