Report: Dolphins shopping right tackle Ja’Wuan James

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The Dolphins may not be finished shipping out players once considered part of their core.

According to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the Dolphins are shopping right tackle Ja'Wuan James, their 2014 first-rounder.

James is entering the option year on his rookie contract, and is scheduled to make $9.34 million this year.

That’s a large pill for another team to swallow (at least for a guy who isn’t near the top of his position), which means the Dolphins might not get much for him if they get anything at all. That opens the door to a potential release, if they’re already thinking about life without him.

James has started 47 games at right tackle the last four seasons, but their line stabilized last year when Sam Young replaced him.

The Dolphins also traded 2014 second-rounder Jarvis Landry to Cleveland after using the franchise tag on him, as they overhaul their roster. And that lack of impact from a draft class is one of the reasons the Dolphins are in the mess they’re in.

5 responses to “Report: Dolphins shopping right tackle Ja’Wuan James

  1. That is not a large pill for another team to swallow. Is James is released, he will be the right tackle free agent and get paid more than $9.34M. If you are a team in need of a solid tackle, trading for him will save you millions.

  2. A lot of people are hating on the Dolphins, but I like these moves honestly.

    The team has had one winning season in the last 9 years. Trade anyone you can get a pick for, they weren’t winning with these guys anyway.

  3. Well the Dolphin’s GM who drafted both WR Landry and Offensive RT James in the first round was Dennis Hickey who is no longer with the Dolphins. So blaming Hickey makes sense but the Miami offensive line has been nothing but drama (bullygate & snortgate) and excuses for years now; Just get the cap space through trade or release. Then correctly acquire the talent needed!

  4. I don’t have a problem with this move. Except for his first year, in which he played decently, James has pretty much underwhelmed. If you can dump him for a 6th rounder, great. If not, time to cut your losses with him and move on.

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