Ja’Wuan James agrees to two-year deal with Ravens

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Monday’s been a busy day for Ja’Wuan James.

James filed a grievance against the Broncos because the team released him and voided guarantees in his contract after he tore his Achilles working out away from the facility in April. That injury did not keep the Ravens from expressing interest in signing James, however, and Adam Schefter of ESPN reports, via James’ agents, that he’s agreed to a two-year deal.

The Ravens will pay James $500,000 in guaranteed money this year while he rehabs his injury and James will be set to make more than $8 million for the 2022 season in Baltimore. The deal is pending a physical that will not include the Achilles injury.

Baltimore traded right tackle Orlando Brown to the Chiefs earlier this offseason and they signed former Steeler Alejandro Villanueva to a two-year deal in May, so James may not be the only experienced option at that spot once he’s healthy enough to get back on the field.

20 responses to “Ja’Wuan James agrees to two-year deal with Ravens

  1. So they’re paying him $500,000 to sit on injured reserve, in the hope that he’ll fully recover from an injury that is career ending for 1 out of every 4 players who suffers it. Right…

  2. I don’t follow the Broncos that much, but is this guy that good?

    The Ravens are normally a well run organization, but the fact that no one said, “Let’s wait to see how this guy recovers from a major injury before we sign him”, is incomprehensible.

  3. What is it with these AFC rivals throwing so much at Dolphins drafted tackles? At least Tunsil was top quality too.

  4. Damn, thats nice work if you can get it! Getting paid to not play and hoping for next year.

  5. Just taking a flyer on this guy’s “potential”. My guess is he’ll never play for Baltimore.

  6. Hilarious. Didn’t the Ravens learn from watching Denver set money on fire with this guy? Guess not.

  7. I need his agent to negotiate things for me, just for fun. Anything. I’ll find things to negotiate on just to see what he can do. My lord. Whatever he’s getting paid, it isn’t enough. Just wow.

  8. This is Quincy Carter type collusion between Broncos and Ravens designed to get the grevience ‘eventually’ to go away.

  9. They’re going to have a lot of money tied up in a swing tackle in either him or Big Al next year. Doesn’t make sense to me.

  10. I’m just happy he landed on his feet. The Ravens secured (hopefully) their future RT. This is a low risk, high reward proposition for the team. It is a great situation for the player because he gets 500K guaranteed to rehab at one of the best team facilities in the NFL. I just hope this guy gets compensated by the Broncos too because in truth, he was shafted by the NFL and the Broncos.

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