James (Achilles) signed a two-year deal worth up to $9 million with the Ravens on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The 29-year-old was released by the Broncos with a non-football injury designation after suffering a torn Achilles during a private workout in early May, but he was able to latch on with a new team. James' availability for 2021 remains up in the air, but he has yet to officially be ruled out. Baltimore has Ronnie Stanley (ankle) and Alejandro Villanueva set to start at offensive tackle this season, so if they can remain healthy James could be set for reserve duties if cleared to play this fall.
The Broncos released James (Achilles) on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
James' playing career with the Broncos is over, but the saga of his contract with the team is still playing out. Denver isn't technically obligated to pay the veteran right tackle's $20 million salary for 2021 after he suffered a torn Achilles away from team facilities, and Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports that James' release is an indication he won't be paid. If that's indeed the case, expect James' side to file a grievance. Denver recently signed Bobby Massie and Cameron Fleming to replace James.
The Broncos placed James (Achilles) on the reserve/Non-Football Injury list Friday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
The move opens up a spot on Denver's offseason roster. James' status for the coming season remains firmly up in the air after he suffered a torn Achilles while working out away from team facilities, as are his chances of missing the entire 2021 campaign. Mike Garafolo of NFL Network recently reported that James is hopeful his injury won't force him to sit out the entire season.
James (Achilles) has a chance of returning to action without missing the entire 2021 campaign, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
James is bound for surgery in the near future after having suffered a torn Achilles during a Tuesday workout, but after medically evaluation it looks like the Broncos are hopeful for a speedy recovery. The 28-year-old has only seen action in three games since signing a four-year, $51 million contract with Denver back in 2019, in part due to having opted out of the 2020 season. Calvin Anderson currently appears positioned to kick off the 2021 campaign at right tackle, but if James is indeed able to recovery quickly and log a late-season return, he could end up reclaiming the starting gig.
James will miss the entirety of the 2021 season after a suffering a torn Achilles during a workout Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The 28-year-old opted out of the 2020 campaign due to COVID-19 concerns and was set to reclaim the starting job at right tackle upon his return to the Broncos. James played in only three games in 2019 due to a knee injury, which is the only game action he's seen since inking a four-year, $51 million contract with Denver in March 2019. Calvin Anderson could be in the mix to start at right tackle, unless the team opts to shuffle the rest of the line or test free agency.
Broncos general manager George Paton said that James is "ready to go" after opting out of the 2020 season, Kyle Newman of the Denver Post reports.
After James started 15 games for the Dolphins during 2018, Denver signed the veteran offensive tackle to a four-year, $51 million deal in March 2019. While analytic-driven evaluators like Pro Football Focus considered James to be a solid tackle during his time in Miami, he's fielded just 63 total snaps over the Broncos' past 32 games. Knee issues sidelined James for nearly all of 2019, and it's challenging to gauge what caliber of player he'll be after spending 2020 away from the team because of COVID-19 concerns.
James has elected to opt out of the 2020 NFL season due to COVID-19 concerns, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
James, who was bouncing back from MCL and meniscus issues that he played through last season, had "been quietly mulling this for the last week or so," per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The 2014 first-rounder had been slated to man the starting right tackle slot on Denver's offensive line in 2020.
Coach Vic Fangio said Tuesday that James (knee) isn't expected to participate in OTAs, Aric Dilalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
James spent the 2019 season playing through a torn MCL and meniscus, and he'll be forced to sit out OTAs while working to recover in time for training camp in late July. The 27-year-old tackle will enter the second season of a four-year, $51 million contract in 2020.
James (knee) has been ruled out for the Broncos' regular-season finale versus the Raiders, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
James (knee) has played through a torn MCL and meniscus during the 2019 season. However, he is not expected to need offseason surgery and should be ready by OTAs. Still, it is no surprise that the team has opted to keep him sidelined for a relatively meaningless Week 17 contest.
James (knee) played through a torn MCL and meniscus during the 2019 season, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
Limited to three appearances this season, James originally tore his MCL in the season opener and retore the scar tissue and the meniscus Week 8, according to Mike Klis of 9News Denver. While James won't need surgery, he should be healed and ready by OTAs. The Broncos haven't officially ruled out James for their Week 17 game against the Raiders, though he appears unlikely to play.
James (knee) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Lions, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
James has been unable to practice this week. The 27-year-old has appeared in only three games this season.
James (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
James sat out Week 15's loss to the Chiefs due to a lingering knee injury, and he's yet to make tangible progress in his recovery. Coach Vic Fangio said Wednesday that James is trending in the wrong direction to play Week 16, per Jhabvala.
James (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Kansas City, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
James was unable to practice at all this week. Elijah Wilkinson will get another start.
James (knee) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
James played through this injury in Week 14's win over Houston, so the Broncos are hoping he'll be able to do so again Sunday versus the Chiefs. If not, Elijah Wilkinson is expected to start at right tackle.
James (knee) is officially active for Sunday's game at Houston.
James was a full practice participant all week, so it's no real surprise to see him suiting up Sunday. The 27-year-old will reclaim his starting role at right tackle for the Broncos.
James (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
James practiced fully every day this week but isn't completely back at 100 percent. Coach Vic Fangio did say James would start if he was able to go, according to Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post.
James (knee) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
James was inactive for Sunday's win over the Chargers and has played in only two games this season, but it appears he's recovered from the knee injury. The 27-year-old figures to reclaim his starting role at right tackle.
James (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
James practiced without limitations all week, but the Broncos are exercising caution. Elijah Wilkinson is expected to start at right tackle in his stead.
James (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
James was a full practice participant every day of the week but carries a questionable tag anyway. He's played a mere 32 snaps over just two games this year, so it's not certain he slides back into a starting role if active Sunday.
James (knee) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
James missed the last three games with the knee issue but appears ready to retake the field Week 13. The veteran offensive tackle has been limited to two games this season due to the knee injury.