Vikings send injured DE James to Redskins for conditional pick

Updated: May 27, 2008, 6:27 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

On Friday, the Minnesota Vikings informed Erasmus James that they planned to release him. James was an injured defensive end without a home.

Now, he's a member of the Washington Redskins.

Redskins executive vice president Vinny Cerato called Vikings coach Brad Childress Tuesday and convinced him to trade James instead of releasing him. In exchange for James, the Vikings will receive a conditional seventh-round pick in 2009.

For the Vikings to receive the draft choice, ...

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