Whispers from around the NFL

Pro Football Weekly is hearing whispers that rookie DE Erasmus James could crack the Vikings' starting lineup.

Updated: September 29, 2005, 4:50 PM ET
Pro Football Weekly
Rookie DE Erasmus James could become a starter as soon as next week as the Vikings look for a spark off the edge. James has played in certain packages as a pass-rush specialist, but his role will be expanded against Atlanta and QB Michael Vick.