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    Erasmus James is signed...

    According to Profootballtalk.com, which tends to be pretty reliable

    VIKES INK ERASMUS



    Word out of the Twin Cities is that the Vikes have completed their twin killing, reaching an agreement with defensive end Erasmus James less than a day after signing receiver Troy Williamson.



    James was the eighteenth overall pick in the 2005 draft. Williamson was the seventh overall selection.



    While Williamson is considered more of a necessity for the team given the absence of Randy Moss, James is a luxury of sorts, given that the team has a promising corps of defensive ends, including 2004 first-rounder Kenechi Udeze and 2004 third-rounder Darrion Scott.



    And it'll be interesting to see whether Udeze or James will break a trend of substandard first-round defensive ends drafted by the Vikings in the 20 years since they nabbed Chris Doleman and dropped him down to the D-line from the position of linebacker. The franchise swung and missed with guys like Derrick Alexander, Duane Clemons, and Dimitrius Underwood in the 1990s, and they need a strong defensive line if they intend to reinvigorate a defense that has pretty much sucked ever since Tony Dungy bolted for the Bucs nine years ago.


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    Re: Erasmus James is signed...

    I hope they are right, but I have not heard anything else saying that we have an agreement with James.
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Re: Erasmus James is signed...

    That would be some great news this early Monday, just hope we get all
    our guys on the practice field asap.

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    Re: Erasmus James is signed...

    I've been looking about and haven't yet seen anything posted on a regular news site.... but here's hoping that its true
    Time spent annoying a Packer fan is never time wasted...


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    Re: Erasmus James is signed...

    yeah, I don't see this info on any other sites. But I'm hoping that you're right.

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    Re: Erasmus James is signed...

    VU said erasmus was expected to sign today.

    If he has signed, then he will still be in camp practicing before williamson is, who isn't expected to start practicing until tomorrow morning.

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    Re: Erasmus James is signed...

    I hope you're right. THat would be great to have no holdouts.

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    Re: Erasmus James is signed...

    that would be great news if it is true.

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    Re: Erasmus James is signed...

    According to the Startrib blog:
    Kevin Seifert says:

    August 1st, 2005 at 8:38 am

    Just checked with a highly placed source and the Vikings absoluteluy, positively DO NOT have a deal with Erasmus James. I don’t think the sides have talked since Saturday.

    Check back this afternoon.

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    Re: Erasmus James is signed...

    "jdvike" wrote:
    According to the Startrib blog:
    Kevin Seifert says:

    August 1st, 2005 at 8:38 am

    Just checked with a highly placed source and the Vikings absoluteluy, positively DO NOT have a deal with Erasmus James. I don’t think the sides have talked since Saturday.

    Check back this afternoon.

    I just saw that. Here is a link to the whole conversation. http://online.startribune.com/blogs/vikings/?p=28#comments


    Good old PFT, the least reliable site on the net. I think they assumed he would sign sometime today and made that story so they could say they were the first to break the story.

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