Vikings begin receiving corps transformation by re-signing Jerome Simpson


Dec 23, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson (81) on the sidelines against the Houston Texans during the fourth quarter at Reliant Stadium. The Vikings won 23-6. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

The post-Percy Harvin era begins with an anticipated move by the Vikings.

The team reached an agreement on a one-year deal with receiver Jerome Simpson, according to Adam Schefter of

As it stands now, Simpson and second-year player Jarius Wright are the team’s projected  starting wide receivers. Both players showed improvement toward the end of last season, but expect Minnesota to heavily address the position over the course of the next few months.

Both the team and Simpson expressed interest in re-signing at the end of last season.