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Teammates Empathize with James

While the Vikings kicked off their offseason conditioning program on March 17, at least one Viking was just working to get his knee in shape and hopefully return to the field at some point in 2008. His teammates offered public words of support for Erasmus James last week.

While some of the stars of the Minnesota Vikings made themselves available for interviews last week at a media-access day to feature the team's offseason conditioning program, defensive end Erasmus James declined several interview requests. James continued his rehabilitation program while lifting weights under the supervision of the Vikings' training and medical staff, but he wasn't interested in...