Now that’s been locked in.
The Raiders announced Monday that the club has signed James to a contract extension. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, that deal is for three years and worth $12.5 million, with about $6 million guaranteed.
James came to the club as an undrafted free agent in 2019, and the Raiders converted him from a college tackle to an NFL center. He started one game for an injured Hudson as a rookie in 2019, but did not play any offensive snaps in 2020.
James would have been a restricted free agent after the 2021 season.