JAMES AT A GLANCE:
- A sixth-year tackle who started all 62 regular-season games played (55 at RT; 7 at LT) and one postseason contest during his first five NFL seasons with Miami (2014-18).
- Started 55 games at right tackle since entering the NFL in 2014, which ranks eighth among all active NFL players during that span.
- Blocked for an offense that averaged the sixth-most yards per carry (4.43 ypg) during his five seasons with the Dolphins.
- Has allowed only 14 sacks since the start of the 2015 season (46 starts at RT), according to STATS LLC.
- Helped Miami's offense rank ninth in the NFL in yards per rush (4.7) in 2018.
- Blocked for a pair of 1,000-yard rushers (Lamar Miller, 2014) and (Jay Ajayi, 2016) while opening all 16 games in both seasons.
- Opened all 49 games played at right tackle at the University of Tennessee, setting a school record for starts by an offensive lineman and earning honorable mention All-America honors as a senior in 2013.
- Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent (Miami) on March 13, 2019.
- Selected by Miami in the first round (19th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
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Without James in the lineup, Garett Bolles and Elijah Wilkinson appear poised to start at left tackle and right tackle, respectively.
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Injury Report: Leary, James, Wilkinson ruled out for #OAKvsDEN
The Broncos will be without three linemen on Sunday against the Raiders.
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Three other players also missed practice on Wednesday.
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Fant was a limited participant on Thursday.
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Head Coach Vic Fangio also provided injury updates on defensive end Dre'Mont Jones and tight end Noah Fant, who suffered lower-leg injuries during Sunday's win over the Texans.
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Von Miller was limited for the second consecutive practice.
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Ja'Wuan James surprises elementary schoolers with bike giveaway
With help from UnitedHealthcare, right tackle Ja'Wuan James surprised fifth graders at Godsman Elementary by handing out 70 new bikes and helmets. "I'm excited to see these kids smiling," James said. "There happened to be 70 bikes — we didn't even know. I'm No. 70, so it all was cool. It was a good day."