Dolphins to start talking with Ja’Wuan James soon

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Dolphins offensive line coach Pat Flaherty expressed his desire to see right tackle Ja'Wuan James stay with the team in 2019 and discussions about making that happen should get underway in the near future.

James is set to become an unrestricted free agent next month and Dolphins General Manager Chris Grier said at the Scouting Combine on Wednesday that he expects to start talking to the tackle’s camp soon.

The 2019 first-round pick has started 62 games for the Dolphins over the last five seasons. The team could use a franchise tag to keep him in Miami, although the $15 million or so that would cost may make that an unappealing choice as the Dolphins try to rebuild under Grier and head coach Brian Flores.

Grier also addressed cornerback Xavien Howard‘s status on the team. Howard said recently that he’s heard his name in trade rumors, but Grier said he’s confident that Howard will remain with the team.

5 responses to “Dolphins to start talking with Ja’Wuan James soon

  1. Please…No more Landry, Lamar Miller, Olivier Vernon scenarios with the FO. Sign the talent you drafted and developed. Don’t create more holes. Keep building. #DoYourJob

  2. Jawuan, will you take the Hometown Discount James? I’d rather see the money go to Tunsil or X or even a QUARTERBACK. James is not worth $10 Million+/year…I’d rather give that money to Tyrod Taylor or Teddy. Better to have 3 good players than 1 good player.

  3. No weve overpayed for our crappier talent in the past and then just let our very best players walk!!james,howard and tunsil are keepers,u gotta have strong LT and RT but…dont overpay to keep james either,cuz hes good but it ends right there,hes not a premier RT hes just consistent but hes good enough to wanna keep!!

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