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Ja'Wuan James | Tackle | #70

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/3/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 307
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (19) / MIA
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The Miami Herald believes the Dolphins could move on from RT Ja'Wuan James this offseason.
The 2014 first-rounder is under contract for $9 million under his fifth-year team option, which is guaranteed for injury only. James spent the second half of the season on injured reserve with a groin issue but should be able to pass a physical by the start of the new league year. James was having a solid year before going down and was also effective in 2016. Perhaps the Dolphins will try to work out a multi-year extension that lowers James' cap number. Jan 11 - 5:40 PM

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The Palm Beach Post considers RT Ja'Wuan James a candidate for a 2018 extension.

James is out for the year after landing on IR. He was a top-five pass blocker before going down, but the Dolphins aren't as high on him as his PFF grades. James is signed through 2018 at $9.3 million. He's likely to target the five-year, $33.75 million deal Bryan Bulaga got from the Packers.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 03:01:00 PM

Dolphins placed RT Ja'Wuan James (groin) on injured reserve.

After starting eight games and grading out as Pro Football Focus' No.2 right tackle, James will miss the remainder of the season. This is a huge loss for the Dolphins offensive line. Sam Young will likely start in his place.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 11:58:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Dolphins RT Ja'Wuan James (groin) is expected to be out "an extended period of time" and could miss the rest of the season.

James has started all eight games this season but went down late in last Sunday night's loss to the Raiders. Journeyman Sam Young came on to replace him. James has been one of Miami's best linemen this season, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 2 right tackle when it comes to pass protection.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 11:14:00 AM

Dolphins exercised RT Ja'Wuan James' fifth-year team option for 2018.

The deadline for 2014 first-rounders to have their options picked up is Wednesday. James, the No. 19 overall pick that year, graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 31 tackle out of 76 qualifiers last season, receiving plus marks for his run blocking. He has started 40 games across three seasons.
Mon, May 1, 2017 08:56:00 AM

Dolphins RT Ja'Wuan James confirms he's remained on the right side this spring.

James was a candidate to kick inside after the Dolphins used their first-round pick on Laremy Tunsil, but at least for now, it's Tunsil who is playing guard. James is coming off an ineffective, injury-shortened season. He doesn't have much room for error with Tunsil waiting in the wings.
Tue, May 24, 2016 02:39:00 PM

There's an "outside chance" Dolphins RT Ja'Wuan James (toe) is back for Week 15.

James has missed the Dolphins' past five games, and this weekend will make it six. It's a little curious he hasn't been sent to injured reserve. Jason Fox is filling in.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 02:33:00 PM

Dolphins RT Ja'Wuan James (toe) does not need surgery.

"We’re going to let this thing heal up and we anticipate having him back in a few weeks," coach Dan Campbell said. Despite the good news, James is still expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Jason Fox will start at right tackle while he is out.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 09:18:00 AM

Dolphins RT Ja'Wuan James (toe) may need surgery.

"We’re kind of looking at all of the options and all the scenarios," Campbell said. "We know it’s not good, but we don’t know quite how bad it is yet." James was originally given a 4-6 week timetable, but he could miss even more time if he goes under the knife. Jason Fox will start at right tackle until James returns.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 10:45:00 AM

Dolphins RT Ja-Wuan James (toe) is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks.

James suffered the injury during the first quarter of Thursday's loss to New England. Jason Fox will take over at right tackle. Miami's pathetic offensive line just got worse.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 04:30:00 PM

The Miami Herald reports RT Ja'Wuan James (toe) is expected to miss "multiple games."

James has not been playing at a high level this season, but his loss would force an even less impressive Jason Fox back into the starting lineup.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 12:55:00 AM

Dolphins RT Ja'Wuan James was forced from Thursday's game against the Patriots with a toe injury, and will not return.

James went down early in the first quarter, and was formally ruled out after halftime. Jason Fox is finishing the game opposite blindside protector Branden Albert.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 10:14:00 PM

Dolphins LT Ja'Wuan James was forced from Miami's Week 12 loss to the Broncos with a stinger.

Branden Albert's fill-in said afterward that he was "fine," but he finished the game on the sideline after leaving in the first half. Jason Fox filled in on Ryan Tannehill's blindside. James should be considered day to day, and questionable for Week 13 against the Jets.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 08:15:00 PM

Dolphins signed No. 19 overall pick OT Ja'Wuan James to a four-year contract.

Standing in at 6-foot-6, 311 pounds, James is expected to be the Dolphins' starting right tackle opposite blindside protector Branden Albert. James has ideal arm length (35") and was an outstanding college pass blocker, but must improve in the run game. Long term, it's possible he ends up at left tackle, though Albert is signed through 2018. The Dolphins' offensive line projects as dramatically better following last year's train-wreck campaign.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 03:44:00 PM

ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker believes rookie OT Ja'Wuan James has the "inside track" on the starting right tackle position.

James was always likely to be an immediate starter after Miami selected him with the No. 19 pick. The Dolphins have a glaring hole at right tackle, and James was one of the most experienced tackles in the draft. He will have to beat out Jason Fox, but it would be a shock if James is not starting at right tackle Week 1.
Sat, May 24, 2014 09:11:00 AM

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