23 May 2008
Erasmus James waived
The former 2005 first round draft pick, Erasmus James has been waived by the Vikes after failing his physical today. In his first three seasons, he has spent more time on IR than he did on the playing field. James had four sacks as a rookie, when he played in 15 games and started nine.He played in only eight games the past two years and had only one sack in that time. James, who is recovering from three operations on his left knee in a 13-month period, did very limited work during the Vikings’ opening four days (Monday-Thursday) of organized team activities this week. James was a partipant in this weeks OTA, but was VERY limited in these sessions. With this news, only second-round pick Marcus Johnson, an offensive tackle, is left from the Vikings’ 2005 draft class. Also gone are Troy "Sir Drops Alot" Williamson, safety Dustin Fox, defensive tackle C.J. Mosley and cornerback Adrian Ward.Man, Tice was a draft master when it came to the draft.