Simpson's presence has been felt, seen by Vikings

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Jerome Simpson has been making offense easier -- and even more fun -- since he joined the Minnesota Vikings in the spring.

They just have to figure out how to cope without him for the first three weeks of September.

Simply by being a new player at a skill position, Simpson is already in the spotlight. But nobody on the roster is more noticeable than him, given his highlight-worthy catches and moves as well as his joyful, boyish antics on the field.

Running back Toby Gerhart calls him "an entertainer." Simpson showed off his skills and creativity in Friday's preseason game against Buffalo by hurdling a Bills defender on his way to a 33-yard reception.