Five things we learned about the 49ers this preseason
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Rotowire: Aug 18 / 1:32p ET
News: Simpson will be suspended for the first six games of the season.
Impact: Already sporting a lengthy disciplinary track record in the NFL, Simpson will serve a multi-game suspension for a second year in a row. This ends his bid for the No. 3 wide receiver job, but he won't necessarily be released, as the 49ers knew when they signed him that a suspension was likely coming, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Bruce Ellington and Quinton Patton are left to compete for the No. 3 role.
StatsLLC: Aug 18 / 12:00a ET
News: Simpson has been suspended six games for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
Impact: Simpson, attempting to resurrect his career in San Francisco after not playing football last year, is eligible for reinstatement on Oct. 19.
Rotowire: Aug 16 / 2:43p ET
News: Simpson caught 2-of-3 balls thrown his way Saturday, finishing with a team-high 31 yards in the preseason loss to the Texans.
Impact: Simpson displayed his playmaking ability with a long 25 yard gain, most of which was a result of his legs. He also displayed poor decision making, when he attempted to leap over a defender (despite being surrounded by five defenders) and was slammed to the ground. Simpson has the talent to win the slot receiver role with his new club, but has to show better judgement on the field and off the field as well. He will compete with Quinton Patton (zero catches) and Bruce Ellington (DNP) in the final three preseason games for the role.