The Miami Dolphins have exercised OT Ja’Wuan James‘ fifth-year option, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.
The fifth-year option will run the Dolphins $9,341,000 million for the 2018 season, according to Joel Corry, but is guaranteed only for injury and won’t prevent them from working on a long-term extension over the next year.
James, 24, was taken with the No. 19 overall pick by the Dolphins back in 2014. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $8.4 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $1,569,327 for the 2017 season.
In 2016, James appeared in all 16 games for the Dolphins and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 32 offensive tackle out of 78 qualifying players.