The Broncos released harmed hostile tackle Ja’Wuan James on Friday, as per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, in the wake of placing him on the reserve/non-football injury list a week ago.
Recently, James detached his Achilles while working at an off-site location, and he tweeted on Friday that his surgery went well. Doctors told the 28-year-old a week ago however they’re hopeful he will not miss the whole season, as per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
Since this happened away from the Broncos’ facility, the group has the ability through the aggregate dealing consent to retain his 2021 base salary, which was an ensured $10 million.
James had been working out at the Broncos’ facility this offseason until the NFLPA asked players to boycott on-site work because of COVID-19 concerns. Denver’s players declared toward the beginning of April that they wouldn’t be taking part in the team’s voluntary offseason exercises.
“With offseason programs starting in less than a week and without adequate protocols in place in order for us players to return safely, we will be exercising our right to not participate in voluntary offseason workouts,” Denver’s players said in a statement by the NFL Players Association. “COVID-19 remains a serious threat to our families and to our communities, and it makes no sense to us as players to put ourselves at risk during this dead period.
“Positivity rates in our city are higher than they were at this time last year and we know players have been infected at club facilities in recent weeks.”
James isn’t the only Broncos player who has been harmed this offseason away from the team facility. Wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton tore a knee ligament Friday morning, as per Rapoport. It was reputed that the team had been attempting to trade him in recent days as opposed to deferring Hamilton and were apparently in chats with at least one team as recently as Thursday.
The tackle tweeted at the NFLPA as the information on his release broke, saying “if your gonna advise all of us we need you to have our backs on the other end of this.”
Denver signed Bobby Massie and Cameron Fleming this week, who are both likely candidates to fill the hole left by James’ release.
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