Dolphins right tackle Ja’Wuan James could miss some time

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Just as the Dolphins are getting one offensive lineman back, they may be about to lose another one.

According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Dolphins coach Adam Gase said they’re still gathering information about the extent of right tackle Ja'Wuan James‘ hamstring injury, but that it could be a long-term absence.

The former first-rounder has had an up-and-down season (as has everyone on the Dolphins offense) but any loss would be bad for a team that has had issues up front all year. James had to leave Sunday’s game against the Raiders, and was replaced by Sam Young.

The Dolphins also added Zach Sterup from the Browns practice squad earlier this week, and could move Jesse Davis to right tackle, if Ted Larsen is ready to go this week.

Larsen was activated to the roster but didn’t play last week, but is practicing in pads today, which could be an indication he could make his debut Monday at Carolina.

6 responses to “Dolphins right tackle Ja’Wuan James could miss some time

  1. Their 2017 season is already irrelevant anyway. Horrible O-Line play has been their story for years now. Other holes to fill too as they have LB’s who can’t defend passes to TE’s. That team is a mess. I don’t know what Ross was thinking when he hired his buddy Tannenbaum.

  2. This O-Line is the root of all evil in Miami. It is not Tannehill, Cutler, Moore or Ajayi. The Dolphins have yet to play with the Starting O-Line and Davante Parker. In 1 Pre-Season Quarter when this happened they went 2 drives for 2 TDs. I get the “next man up” thing, but what about playing without your QB, WR and a portion of your O-Line every week? It would be nice if Larsen made a difference at LG. Davis is versatile and can play RT better than Sam Young. Bushrod is the weak link on every play. Pouncey and Tunsil are good, but not great. Ironically James grades out as the top lineman. Oh, and now he is gone.

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