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James Confused by Lack of Playing Time

Erasmus James

Defensive end Erasmus James was expecting a bigger role Sunday against Detroit and was confused when the Vikings pulled their first-round draft pick out of Wisconsin and cited a leg injury as the reason why. Plus, another first-rounder out of Wisconsin got an increased role, along with rookie Ciatrick Fason, both of whom elaborated on their increased playing time.

Remember Michael Bennett being frustrated and confused about his reduced playing time earlier this season? Bennett was anointed the starter back in minicamp, when head coach Mike Tice said he didn't really see much competition for Bennett when Onterrio Smith was suspended for the season. Now, through eight games this season, Bennett has started only one – the second game of the season. Count... Recommended Stories

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