The 49ers have requested a one-week roster exemption for wide receiver Jerome Simpson, who’s served a six-game suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. Simpson has been banned from practicing but has otherwise been part of the 49ers’ daily activities and meetings since the season began. He didn’t play last season, as the Minnesota Vikings released him while serving a three-game suspension in September.
“He’s been to all the meetings. He’s lifted all the weights. He’s run,” Tomsula said. “He just couldn’t go on the field and was not allowed to be out there while we were there.”