The Vikings also reached an agreement with wide receiver Jerome Simpson on a one-year contract, a league source told ESPN. So why would the Vikings put their hand back on that stove after apparently being burned by the Simpson signing last year? After signing the athletic receiver to a one-year deal worth approximately $2 million last April, the Vikings had high hopes that Simpson would jell quickly with Ponder and provide the deep threat and vertical speed that would keep defenses honest. Nevertheless, this appears to be a good opportunity for Simpson, who could really give the Vikings a nice lift in the passing game if he could recapture the form he flashed in the final three games of 2010, when he hauled in 20 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns for Cincinnati. Winfield, 35, started 15 games last season and recorded three interceptions for the Vikings. But they won't make offers to three other restricted free agents: tight end Tom Crabtree and linebackers Robert Francois and Frank Zombo, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette .
The Vikings have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with wide receiver Jerome Simpson, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday. The 27-year-old Simpson has starter-caliber talent but hasn’t always lived up to his potential. He hauled in 26 passe