Miami Dolphins Sign First-Round Pick Ja’Wuan James
The Miami Dolphins signed first-round pick Ja’Wuan James on Thursday.
James, a tackle out of Tennessee, was the 19th-overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. His signing now leaves just third-rounder Billy Turner as the Dolphins’ lone unsigned rookie.
— Ja'Wuan James (@JawuanJames70) June 19, 2014
Details of the contract have not yet been released, but it is expected to be a four-year deal in the ballpark of $13 million with a $4.5 million signing bonus, according to the Phinsider.
James was a four-year starter at Tennessee, playing all 49 of his games at right tackle. He is expected to compete for the Dolphins’ starting right tackle job with great potential to be the starter for the team’s season opener on September 7 against the New England Patriots.