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Dolphins will pick up the 2018 option on Ja’Wuan James’ contract

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The Dolphins are counting on Ja’Wuan James being a cornerstone of their offensive line for years to come, or at least one year beyond his current contract.

According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins will pick up the fifth-year option on James’ rookie deal, keeping him with the team through 2018.

The Dolphins are hoping to be solid on the edged with James on the right and Laremy Tunsil on the left, which allowed them to trade veteran Branden Albert to Jacksonville this offseason.

Teams have until Wednesday to pick up the options on 2014 first-rounders, and you can follow along with their decisions with our handy tracker.

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13 Responses to “Dolphins will pick up the 2018 option on Ja’Wuan James’ contract”
  1. RandyinRoxbury says: May 1, 2017 7:17 AM

    The Dolphins really need to address the linebacker and TE positions which were atrocious in 2016 and stop this Tannebaum obsession of offensive and defensive lineman.

  2. thehaljordanproject says: May 1, 2017 8:11 AM

    Guess you forgot that both Koa Misi & Jordan Cameron missed moat of the season. Thats why the positions lacked. And Timmons and Thomas were brought in

  3. burtmustin says: May 1, 2017 8:25 AM

    The Dolphins will be a contender for a wild card spot once they get a Quarterback.

  4. abninf says: May 1, 2017 8:44 AM

    “Ja’Wuan”? lol

  5. uglydingo says: May 1, 2017 9:17 AM

    Yet another sensible decision made by Miami. Team will be hard to beat this year.

  6. RandyinRoxbury says: May 1, 2017 9:29 AM

    Koa Misi has been with the Dolphins since 2010 and still has not made a meaningful play, not even 1 interception, a difference maker for sure!

  7. irkjames says: May 1, 2017 10:01 AM

    RandyinRoxbury says:
    May 1, 2017 7:17 AM
    The Dolphins really need to address the linebacker and TE positions which were atrocious in 2016 and stop this Tannebaum obsession of offensive and defensive lineman.
    _______________________

    I can’t stand Dolphins fans like this.

    Miami literally has 4 rotational linebackers now with Timmons, Alonso, Misi and you’d think Raekwon would be ready to contribute in the roto. Neville Hewitt has shown a lot of progression over the years as a non-starting rotational guy. Literally 4, maybe 5 guys. And most NFL defenses, like Miami’s, are generally in a package that only involves 2 linebackers on the field.

    So you got 1 vet who made a career against the run in Timmons, 2 guys that can cover in Alonso and Misi, a guy you’ve developed and can trust for a few plays to give your starters a breather in Hewitt, and now you’ve also added a high profile rookie who led a national championship who prides himself on stopping the run and his range.

    Why are people still so concerned about the linebacker situation? I’d say 4-5 is solid depth. Dolphins fans have been doing the same this off-season with free safety. We picked up 2 veteran safeties in Nate Allen and TJ McDonald. I’d say this is the most depth Miami’s had on defense in a long time.

    We also added a receiving threat tight end in Julius Thomas and a vet run blocker in Anthony Fasano who is a former Dolphin. I think Grier/Tannenbaum/Gase have done a great job. Maybe one more semi-relevant post-draft free agent and I’d say they’re good to go for camp.

  8. RandyinRoxbury says: May 1, 2017 10:43 AM

    irkjames says:
    May 1, 2017 10:01 AM

    “Why are people so concerned about the linebacker situation?”

    Go watch last years games late in the year against the Ravens, Pats & Steelers.
    Only the worst defense against the run in franchise history but i guess its all fixed now, right?

  9. laxcoach37 says: May 1, 2017 10:46 AM

    NEWS FLASH!

    @RandyinRoxbury is not a Dolphins Fan! He is a relentless Troll who makes dumb statements to get a response.His primary function is to mess around with one particular Dolphins Fan.

    The only thing that he stated that is accurate is that Koa Misi is a Bum and will be a Backup at SAM once McMillan takes over.

  10. irkjames says: May 1, 2017 2:46 PM

    RandyinRoxbury says:
    May 1, 2017 10:43 AM

    Go watch last years games late in the year against the Ravens, Pats & Steelers.
    Only the worst defense against the run in franchise history but i guess its all fixed now, right?
    _________________________

    Yea those games didn’t have a couple starting linebackers playing who were hurt. Hard to gauge the issue when they’re not playing. Nice try though.

  11. maust1013 says: May 1, 2017 5:30 PM

    laxcoach37 says:
    May 1, 2017 10:46 AM
    NEWS FLASH!

    @RandyinRoxbury is not a Dolphins Fan
    =========================

    randy aka chippy, wib, bsjames and a host of others is a troll first but a fish fan second. She is most definitely one of your own

  12. djscottyb says: May 1, 2017 10:30 PM

    Misi was a likable player and was a fan fave for a bit because he played hard. He wasn’t flashy. Better at run stuffing than anything else.
    His play slowed and then injuries prevented him from contributing on the field.

    That said we needed the LB upgrade.
    Alonso worked out better than expected.
    Timmons brings a toughness and experience needed.
    Raekwon & even Charles Harris may see some time at starting LB.
    Another year and another good LB draft pick (to be groomed as Timmons replacement) and I could feel confident with our LB corps stopping peoples run game and short yardage passing schemes.

    Patience.

    AS to the James extension = smart move.
    Talent wise and more importantly salary cap wise.

  13. fishyinalittledishy says: May 2, 2017 2:33 PM

    Patience is a virtue, possesss it if you can, seldom in a woman and and never in a football fan. Lol

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