2012 NFL Free Agency: Jerome Simpson Staying In Minnesota Overnight; Deal Could Get Done

CINCINNATI - DECEMBER 26: Jerome Simpson #89 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates after catching a touchdown pass during the NFL game against the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium on December 26 2010 in Cincinnati Ohio. The Bengals 34-20. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

According to ESPN 1500's Tom Pelissero, who covers the Vikings for ESPN Radio, Bengals free agent wide receiver Jerome Simpson, who is currently visiting the Vikings, will be staying overnight in Minnesota and, at least in the eyes of Pelissero, a deal could get done.

#Vikings continuing to meet with Jerome Simpson. He is staying in town tonight. I wouldn't be surprised if something gets done. We'll see. 33 minutes ago via TweetDeck · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Simpson was the Bengals' No. 2 receiver in 2011 and despite the fact that he had over 700 yards receiving and scored one of the most incredible and memorable touchdowns in Bengals history, he was extremely inconsistent and will also likely be suspended by the NFL due to a guilty plea to a drug charge earlier in the offseason.

The Bengals are still in need of a No. 2 receiver and re-signing Simpson has not been ruled out. However, many analysts currently believe that the Bengals may target a wide receiver in the first round, possibly Michael Floyd or Kendall Wright. If Simpson signs a deal with the Vikings, the Bengals may have little choice but to find their No. 2 wide receiver in the draft as there aren't many free agents available anymore.

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