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JaWuan James has opted out per source. Broncos lose RT for year.

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  • Sam_Z
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    I like this move because I never expected him to play either way, Covid or no Covid.

    At least now it forces John Elway’s hand to go out and find us a real right tackle. It is Elway’s fault in my opinion, serves him right for grossly over paying for James and then Ignoring the position in the draft.

    Mad props to Juwann James right now, he had to take himself out because Elway is far too stubborn to do so!

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by Peerless View Post
    Yeah. Safe to say James will never live up to that ridiculous contract. I could see the FO manning up and cutting him later on.

    Who is out there as FA players go? Pretty sure Donald Penn is still a free agent. Stopgap RT??
    Cordy Glenn, Greg Robinson, Demar Dotson, Jared Veldheer, Donald Penn, LeAdrian Waddle, Jordan Mills J'Marcus Webb, Marshall Newhouse.

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  • Rich_C
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    I have a funny feeling that J.James took as long as he did to opt out as he and his wife likely knew that it could mean the end of him here in Denver. What was and should be of note for many here is that in the letter he called out that he spent time and money to get his body right before the season to have a "bounce-back year". At the end of the day though as he stated he just had a newborn in May. After seeing what baseball has had happen I honestly cannot blame him. I wish him and his family the best. Now if we are going to be fair here it would be in OUR best interest to look at all of the OT's we have and see if there is a James replacement.

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by bfallona View Post
    By far the worst free agent signing of the Elway era with no way out. I am a Bronco fan for the last 25 yrs, but this hurts and will hurt till he is gone. His former coach ( Vic F) vouched for him, Elway bit and now this. Just negotiate the best settlement you can and say by. 3 games with 27 million guaranteed is about 9 million a game from someone who knows how to game the nfl. Find a way to buy him out as he WILL NEVER PLAY ANOTHER DOWN OF FOOTBALL & is not getting younger or better sitting on a couch. WOW! Try Risner at RT along with others and wait for camp cuts he will never play a down for Denver.
    Dalton (aka "Route 66") was First Team All-Conference Right Tackle his last three years at K-State and All-American his last year. The starting O-Line will be the best five shuffled to their best spots. If Dalton vacated Left Guard, there is plenty of interior depth to step in. Schlottmann and Morris have some experience. Wilkinson and Muti are not available at the moment. Time will tell about them.

    Think I'd rather see Dalton at RT before Wilkinson, Rodgers or Anderson, but that's just me.

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  • theshiverman
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    He needs to opt out of his contract altogether and take his sorry butt to the crib

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  • Peerless
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    Originally posted by BroncosIsLife View Post
    This is beyond comedy with this dude. Just...I can't...this is like Sam Bradford levels of fleecing a team...lol.....
    Yeah. Safe to say James will never live up to that ridiculous contract. I could see the FO manning up and cutting him later on.

    Who is out there as FA players go? Pretty sure Donald Penn is still a free agent. Stopgap RT??

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  • dizzolve
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    so sick of this guy

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  • Butler By'Note
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    Originally posted by FR Tim View Post
    Trying really hard to be understanding of his decision. But it is really tough to do so. Looking at most of the responses it looks like most share the emotions.

    James has been a complete failure of a signing and not because of any "false narrative". After two teams now, it is time to realize he is one of those players looking for a reason not to play instead of looking for one to get back out there. And cutting him (buy out) will suck because it comes with a $6M dead cap cost.

    Decision is made. Wish him and his family luck.

    On to the problem at hand. How do they replace him? Free agent cupboard is barren, even for a backup let alone a starter. Trade? Does anyone know if his cap money is now usable for the season? Having his $13M would be helpful.
    Yes. His contract is paused and disappears from the salary cap. Next year his contract will reappear and it will start again with his 2020 figures.

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  • FR Tim
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    Trying really hard to be understanding of his decision. But it is really tough to do so. Looking at most of the responses it looks like most share the emotions.

    James has been a complete failure of a signing and not because of any "false narrative". After two teams now, it is time to realize he is one of those players looking for a reason not to play instead of looking for one to get back out there. And cutting him (buy out) will suck because it comes with a $6M dead cap cost.

    Decision is made. Wish him and his family luck.

    On to the problem at hand. How do they replace him? Free agent cupboard is barren, even for a backup let alone a starter. Trade? Does anyone know if his cap money is now usable for the season? Having his $13M would be helpful.

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  • bfallona
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    By far the worst free agent signing of the Elway era with no way out. I am a Bronco fan for the last 25 yrs, but this hurts and will hurt till he is gone. His former coach ( Vic F) vouched for him, Elway bit and now this. Just negotiate the best settlement you can and say by. 3 games with 27 million guaranteed is about 9 million a game from someone who knows how to game the nfl. Find a way to buy him out as he WILL NEVER PLAY ANOTHER DOWN OF FOOTBALL & is not getting younger or better sitting on a couch. WOW! Try Risner at RT along with others and wait for camp cuts he will never play a down for Denver.

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  • CanDB
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    I should not bring up the "why not draft an OT?" commentary, but this does not help the situation. If nothing else, we needed more quality depth, and given that injuries/illnesses are a factor, it does worry me a bit. We have a pretty complete team except for this position.

    Some one or some players need(s) to step up their game.

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  • mojo0730
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    I'm trying to remain civil and not look at this with jaded glasses, and that's very VERY difficult for me right now.

    However, it's clear he'll never play another down for the Broncos again. I don't know what the opt-out clause stipulates but if I were the Broncos I would just cut him now and if he winds up with another team, so be it.

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  • BroncosIsLife
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    Originally posted by RocketArm006 View Post
    I really can’t fault anyone for opting out. They have every right to do so.

    As others have stated, though, it sort of pours salt in that wound. Tackle is a constant problem. This does not bode well for our T group.
    I can understand the COVID side of things, but just because it's THIS GUY, I just can't help but look side eyed at him, ya know?

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  • RocketArm006
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    I really can’t fault anyone for opting out. They have every right to do so.

    As others have stated, though, it sort of pours salt in that wound. Tackle is a constant problem. This does not bode well for our T group.

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  • roushmartin6
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    After last year he should have been the first guy in the building. I'm honestly not shocked with this dude. Wilkinson will get the first crack at it and I thought Jake Rodgers did well when he filled in last year. It will not basically be two years since James played football. Dude better be an allpro in 2021 but I imagine him sitting on the couch eating chips all year

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