Bengals WR Simpson active vs 49ers

Associated Press
FILE - This Aug. 10, 2011 file photo shows Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson during NFL training camp in Georgetown, Ky.  California authorities say they tracked a package containing 2.5 pounds of marijuana to the home of a Cincinnati Bengals player in suburban northern Kentucky.  Spokeswoman Michelle Gregory with the California Department of Justice says Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson and teammate Anthony Collins were at the house on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011,  when a woman there accepted the package. (AP Photo/Al Behrmank, File)
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CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals receiver Jerome Simpson was active for a game Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers even though he missed practice during the week because he was the focus of a drug investigation.

The Bengals said in a statement that the coaching staff considered him ready to play even though he missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday.

A package containing 2½ pounds of marijuana was tracked from California to Simpson's home in northern Kentucky. Police said a search of his home found 6 more pounds of marijuana, smoking pipes and scales. No charges have been filed.

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