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  • Ja'Wuan James Tears Achilles...Expected To Miss 2021

    https://www.nfl.com/news/broncos-ot-...ss-2021-season

    I think it's time to look for OT help. Bad news.

  • #2
    It would be wise for the Broncos to classify it as a non-football injury.

    This is their chance to move on to someone else.
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    • #3
      Yep, I never want to "cheat" people but he should look only at the NFLPA for his money. Not the broncos. he made like 17 million already for playing 63 snaps.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by broncolee View Post
        It would be wise for the Broncos to classify it as a non-football injury.

        This is their chance to move on to someone else.
        That's the word. Better now than in season. Before James' injury, Denver needed one Tackle for TC practice plus another inside guy for 1st, 2nd 3rd team O. They may need to move Risner to RT and should sign an UFA. Charles Leno, Dennis Kelly and Ricky Wagner are candidates.
        "Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes." ~ Publilius Syrus

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        • #5
          Wait ....what ??? When did we get a RT named James

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          • #6
            Risner to OT is probably the best move we have. Get him started now so he has two years to learn and see how he settles in.....especially with our Depth being at IOL and not Tackle. James is Daryl Gardner X Dale Carter at this point. What a POS.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Gbt31 View Post
              Risner to OT is probably the best move we have. Get him started now so he has two years to learn and see how he settles in.....especially with our Depth being at IOL and not Tackle. James is Daryl Gardner X Dale Carter at this point. What a POS.
              not sure you wanna mess with the Bolles Risner chemistry.
              The beatings will continue until morale improves....

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bootleg View Post
                  Really hope the Broncos sign Dennis Kelly. He was on the O-Line that blocked for Derrick Henry last year, gave up no sacks and had two penalties.
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                  • #10
                    From OverTheCap:

                    Ja’Wuan James Out With Achilles Tear


                    Posted on May 4, 2021 by Jason Fitzgerald

                    In what will probably go down as one of the worst free agent signings of all time, Broncos right tackle Ja’Wuan James tore his Achilles today while working out away from the Broncos facility.

                    James had a fully guaranteed $10 million salary from the Broncos this season and $5 million in injury protection in 2022 but salary in the NFL is only protected for football related injuries. A workout at the Broncos facility or under Broncos supervision would have maintained the protection for James for the season. His injury guarantee will not cover injuries that are sustained doing other activities. The Broncos were one of the first of the high profile “opt outs” from the team offseason programs as advised by the NFLPA.

                    James signed a pretty stunning four year, $51 million contract with the Broncos in free agency in 2019. James received $27 million guaranteed at signing with another $5 million in vesting injury protection. James played in a total of 63 snaps in 2019 due to a number of somewhat mysterious injuries. James opted out of the 2020 season due to Covid and now will miss the 2021 season. Assuming they release him the Broncos will have paid $17 million for 3 games and 63 snaps.

                    Even if the Broncos release James they will still carry a salary cap charge of $9 million due to his $12 million signing bonus paid in 2019. The Broncos could instead place James on the NFI list and not pay him for the season. If they did that they would likely maintain their right to try to recover $3 million of his signing bonus through violation of his player contract by engaging in an activity that caused him to tear his Achilles. I think this would be highly unlikely, given that his injury appears to at least be workout related, but just wanted to point out that it is the team’s right to attempt to go down that path if they wanted to. If anything Denver will probably look at this as a get out of jail free card since they will avoid paying $10 million in salary on the year.

                    Denver could also opt to keep him for the year and pay him a salary. It does not have to be the full $10 million but can be any number they agree to. Years ago the Eagles paid left tackle Jason Peters about half his salary when he suffered an Achilles injury away from the team.

                    source:https://overthecap.com/jawuan-james-...achilles-tear/
                    Last edited by L.M.; 05-05-2021, 11:39 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by L.M. View Post
                      From OverTheCap:

                      Ja’Wuan James Out With Achilles Tear


                      Posted on May 4, 2021 by Jason Fitzgerald

                      In what will probably go down as one of the worst free agent signings of all time, Broncos right tackle Ja’Wuan James tore his Achilles today while working out away from the Broncos facility.

                      James had a fully guaranteed $10 million salary from the Broncos this season and $5 million in injury protection in 2022 but salary in the NFL is only protected for football related injuries. A workout at the Broncos facility or under Broncos supervision would have maintained the protection for James for the season. His injury guarantee will not cover injuries that are sustained doing other activities. The Broncos were one of the first of the high profile “opt outs” from the team offseason programs as advised by the NFLPA.

                      James signed a pretty stunning four year, $51 million contract with the Broncos in free agency in 2019. James received $27 million guaranteed at signing with another $5 million in vesting injury protection. James played in a total of 63 snaps in 2019 due to a number of somewhat mysterious injuries. James opted out of the 2020 season due to Covid and now will miss the 2021 season. Assuming they release him the Broncos will have paid $17 million for 3 games and 63 snaps.

                      Even if the Broncos release James they will still carry a salary cap charge of $9 million due to his $12 million signing bonus paid in 2019. The Broncos could instead place James on the NFI list and not pay him for the season. If they did that they would likely maintain their right to try to recover $3 million of his signing bonus through violation of his player contract by engaging in an activity that caused him to tear his Achilles. I think this would be highly unlikely, given that his injury appears to at least be workout related, but just wanted to point out that it is the team’s right to attempt to go down that path if they wanted to. If anything Denver will probably look at this as a get out of jail free card since they will avoid paying $10 million in salary on the year.

                      Denver could also opt to keep him for the year and pay him a salary. It does not have to be the full $10 million but can be any number they agree to. Years ago the Eagles paid left tackle Jason Peters about half his salary when he suffered an Achilles injury away from the team.

                      source:https://overthecap.com/jawuan-james-...achilles-tear/
                      Ouch!!!!!!

                      Thx pal!

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                      • #12
                        Though it was impossible to see this injury coming, I do wish we had taken care of the OT situation this draft. Not like it was an off the wall consideration. This James situation just never seems to go right. But I hope he heals fast, and gets to play another day. Wherever that may be.

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                        • #13
                          Denver may end up signing a better Right Tackle than James or a mid-round rookie would have been this year. Better for this to happen now rather than later as there are several UFA Tackles available at the moment. There is sufficient cap space to do so. Denver's FO and coaching staff can fix this situation for now, but need to do a better job of tending to the O-Line in future drafts. Wish Ja'Wuan as painless and speedy a recovery as possible. Am inclined to doubt if he will play for Denver again.

                          "Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes." ~ Publilius Syrus

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by L.M. View Post
                            From OverTheCap:

                            Ja’Wuan James Out With Achilles Tear


                            Posted on May 4, 2021 by Jason Fitzgerald

                            In what will probably go down as one of the worst free agent signings of all time, Broncos right tackle Ja’Wuan James tore his Achilles today while working out away from the Broncos facility.

                            James had a fully guaranteed $10 million salary from the Broncos this season and $5 million in injury protection in 2022 but salary in the NFL is only protected for football related injuries. A workout at the Broncos facility or under Broncos supervision would have maintained the protection for James for the season. His injury guarantee will not cover injuries that are sustained doing other activities. The Broncos were one of the first of the high profile “opt outs” from the team offseason programs as advised by the NFLPA.

                            James signed a pretty stunning four year, $51 million contract with the Broncos in free agency in 2019. James received $27 million guaranteed at signing with another $5 million in vesting injury protection. James played in a total of 63 snaps in 2019 due to a number of somewhat mysterious injuries. James opted out of the 2020 season due to Covid and now will miss the 2021 season. Assuming they release him the Broncos will have paid $17 million for 3 games and 63 snaps.

                            Even if the Broncos release James they will still carry a salary cap charge of $9 million due to his $12 million signing bonus paid in 2019. The Broncos could instead place James on the NFI list and not pay him for the season. If they did that they would likely maintain their right to try to recover $3 million of his signing bonus through violation of his player contract by engaging in an activity that caused him to tear his Achilles. I think this would be highly unlikely, given that his injury appears to at least be workout related, but just wanted to point out that it is the team’s right to attempt to go down that path if they wanted to. If anything Denver will probably look at this as a get out of jail free card since they will avoid paying $10 million in salary on the year.

                            Denver could also opt to keep him for the year and pay him a salary. It does not have to be the full $10 million but can be any number they agree to. Years ago the Eagles paid left tackle Jason Peters about half his salary when he suffered an Achilles injury away from the team.

                            source:https://overthecap.com/jawuan-james-...achilles-tear/
                            Main question is will they be able to use any of his salary on a replacement for this season?

                            Curious if anyone had heard exactly how he hurt himself. There is a big difference between “working out” and “engaged in non football activity”. How w he got hurt would potentially change the ability to void or dramatically reduce the agreed upon salary discussed.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by FR Tim View Post

                              Main question is will they be able to use any of his salary on a replacement for this season?

                              Curious if anyone had heard exactly how he hurt himself. There is a big difference between “working out” and “engaged in non football activity”. How w he got hurt would potentially change the ability to void or dramatically reduce the agreed upon salary discussed.
                              If he was working out away from the facility without authorization from the team, it’s a non football injury.

                              This was confirmed by a memo from the NFL management council to all teams.
                              My Opinion isn’t determined by what the Popular Opinion is. Sometimes I agree with the Majority, Sometimes I Don’t. If My Opinion is Different than Yours, I have to Ask One Question:
                              You Mad Bro?
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