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Jerome Simpson Not Pleased About Sunday's Deactivation

Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Minnesota Vikings' wide receiver Jerome Simpson was thought to be a game-time decision leading up to Sunday's contest against the Washington Redskins. Simpson wound up not suiting up for the Vikings and, according to Tom Pelissero Judd Zulgad of ESPN 1500, was not a big fan of that decision.

The wide receiver wasn't happy at all that Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier decided to deactivate him for Sunday's loss at Washington. Simpson was held out after experiencing weakness and numbness in his lower leg because of a back issue.

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The smile that often crosses Simpson's face was nowhere to be found. It was replaced by his frustration over the Vikings' decision to hold him out and also an injury that is believed to be tied to a problem with a disc in Simpson's back.

"I can do everything," Simpson said. "I feel good. I feel like Jerome Simpson."

Now, I'm not sure how much of a difference Jerome Simpson would have made yesterday. I certainly don't think he would have made things any worse by being out there, but the Vikings' coaching staff apparently didn't like what they saw leading up to Sunday's game.

According to Pelissero's Zulgad's interview, Simpson apparently feels that he'll be good to go for this Sunday's match-up, when the Vikings host the Arizona Cardinals at the Metrodome in a battle of surprising 4-2 teams.

(Originally credited the interview to Pelissero and not Zulgad because. . .well, because I'm not smart sometimes. Remember, kids, reading is fundamental.)