Vikings Free Agency: WR Jerome Simpson Visiting Minnesota This Weekend

With the NFL Draft less than a week away, it seems as though the Minnesota Vikings may be interested in bolstering their roster prior to stepping up to the podium with the third overall pick. On Friday afternoon, Dan Wiederer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that the team may be interested in signing troubled free agent wide receiver, Jerome Simpson who will be visiting the team this weekend.

Simpson spent last season with the Cincinnati Bengals and recorded 50 catches for 725 and four touchdowns in 2011. However, Simpson is probably best known for his highlight reel catch against the Arizona Cardinals on Christmas Eve.

Unfortunately, trouble also comes packaged with the talented receiver. Back In September he was tied to a package that was being sent to his house that contained 2.5 pounds of Marijuana. Upon investigating his property, authorities found six more pounds of the substance and believe that Simpson's home was a distribution spot.

In April, he pled guilty to a drug trafficking charge and received 15 days in jail in addition to three years of probation. He will be able to play this season and could potentially do it with the Vikings.

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