Broncos put Ja’Wuan James on reserve non-football injury list

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When word of Broncos right tackle Ja'Wuan James‘ torn Achilles broke earlier this week, the expectation was that he would miss the entire 2021 season as a result.

A report a short time later suggested that might not be the case and that doctors had some home that he’d make it back before the year is out. A roster move on Friday closed that door, however.

Mike Klis of KUSA reports that the Broncos placed James on the reserve non-football injury list. He will not be able to play for the Broncos this year as a result.

Still undecided is what the Broncos will do with James’ contract. James was working out on his own when he got hurt, which means the team could move to void all guarantees in his contract and try to recoup a portion of his signing bonus.

9 responses to “Broncos put Ja’Wuan James on reserve non-football injury list

  1. Before all of the weirdness that has gone on concerning this guy and his injury, I had absolutely no idea he even existed. Now all I can wonder is, “Might there be a way I can go back in time to when I didn’t know this guy existed?”

  2. The Broncos should just tell him they’ll pay for his surgery and rehab and if he’ll sign an injury settlement they won’t go after his signing bonus money. If he balks, go after every dime.

  3. Birdperson – you must be a pretty casual NFL fan. The guy isnt a stud but has been around a while. I’m shocked he garnered that kind of salary tho

  4. I would suggest the NFLPA pay for his surgery/rehab. It was on their advice that he left team facilities to workout on his own. The NFLPA and his agent is who he has to blame for his financial losses.

  5. Denver played by the rules and paid this guy every dime that was on the contract…now HE broke the contract and should get ALL that he’s owed. Nada, Zero…you can see where this is going.

  6. As a Broncos fan, I would pay to never hear about this guy again.

  7. freakylj8 says:
    May 7, 2021 at 6:00 pm
    Birdperson – you must be a pretty casual NFL fan. The guy isnt a stud but has been around a while. I’m shocked he garnered that kind of salary tho
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    You must be a pretty casual NFL fan. He opted out in 2020 and only played 3 games in 2019.

  8. If they pay him anything they should make him come in 40 hours a week and do work; sweeping floors, washing uniforms and dusting

  9. James was never a dominant player and we Dolphins fans were so disappointed when he was drafted. However, he turned out to be steady at RT. He was just lucky that no good options during the FA period were with him that year and so he struck gold with Denver. I am not one to gloat that Denver got suckered. It is actually a sad situation for the Broncos and for James’ injury. Situations like this can ruin teams. The Dolphins had Bullygate (look it up) and while not exactly the same thing, they were on the hook for salaries and Cap for 3 starting OLine that all got suspended or forced out. It has been 8 years and the Fins are still trying to build an top rated OLine.

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