Broncos cut former Vol Ja’Wuan James

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The Denver Broncos have cut former University of Tennessee football player Ja’Wuan James.

James was released by Denver last week after he was placed on the non-football injury list.

James suffered an Achilles injury on May 4 while working out on his own away from the team facility.

The former Volunteer and offensive tackle opted out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After suffering the injury and being cut, James forfeits his $10.58 million 2021 salary.

James played in just three games for the Broncos after signing a four-year $51 million contract prior to the 2019 season. He missed 13 games due to a knee injury in 2019.

James played for the Vols between 2010-13 and started 49 consecutive games while at Tennessee.

He was drafted by the Dolphins in the 2014 NFL draft, going with the No. 19 overall selection.

During his first season in Miami, James was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team.