Vikings Re-Sign Jerome Simpson

2:23pm: GM Rick Spielman confirmed today that Simpson’s new deal is a one-year pact, and that the team felt comfortable re-signing him after the receiver met with Minnesota’s new coaches (Twitter link via Tom Pelissero of USA Today).

1:32pm: The Vikings have re-signed Jerome Simpson to a new contract, according to the team. The wide receiver had been an unrestricted free agent.

Simpson, a former second-round pick, set a career-high in receiving yards in 2013, totaling 726 yards through the air on 48 receptions in his second year with the Vikings. Despite an off-field incident involving a DUI, the Vikings had interest in bringing the 28-year-old back for another season, as we heard earlier in the month.

With Simpson back in the fold, the Vikings will keep their 2013 group of receivers virtually entirely intact, with Greg Jennings, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Jarius Wright poised to return as well.

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