Ja’Wuan James settles grievance with Broncos for $1.09 million

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Offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James has settled his grievance against the Broncos. The NFLPA site shows he will receive $1.09 million, and multiple sources confirm the settlement.

James, now with the Ravens, filed his grievance in June 2021 seeking $15 million, which included his $10 million salary for 2021 and his $5 million salary for 2022.

He tore an Achilles while working out away from the team facility in the 2021 offseason. The injury cost him his $9.85 million guaranteed salary, with the Broncos arguing that his injury guarantee applied only to injures sustained at the team facility.

The Broncos placed him on the reserve/non-football injury list May 7, 2021, before releasing him a week later. He signed a two-year deal with the Ravens a month later and did not play in 2021, though he did return to practice late last season.

The Ravens list him as the backup to Ronnie Stanley at left tackle. The team activated Stanley off the active/physically unable to perform list last week.

James has not played a regular-season game since 2019 when he made three starts for the Broncos.

14 responses to “Ja’Wuan James settles grievance with Broncos for $1.09 million

  1. I’d settle for $1.09 million. Hell, I’d settle for $.09 million.

  2. Ravens have been pleasantly surprised how well James has played at LT this preaseason. A healthy Ronnie Stanley is obviously preferred at LT, but James is a very good backup.

  3. This is a terrible precedent for the team to take, especially with a brand new mega-billionaire owner; it tells all players that if you want to stay in shape and workout in the offseason, you dont want to be a denver bronco.

  4. partmachine says:
    August 29, 2022 at 4:52 pm

    Broncos taking the low class route here but hey I get it times are tight.


    James only played like 20 snaps in 3 years with the Broncos, if anything, he should owe them money…

  5. James has been a quality person for the Ravens since his signing, successfully rehabbing his injury and making a strong case to make this year’s final 53. He has made no (public, at least) complaint about moving to LT while Ronnie Stanley is out and has done a creditable job out there. So I’m glad he got something for an injury he suffered when he was just trying to stay in shape. (It’s not like he fell off a motorcycle or snowmobile.)

  6. Shouldn’t have paid him a dime. Worst acquisition in history. One of the key horrible moves that costs Elway his GM job. Right there with Lynch and Oz.

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