The Dolphins will now turn to Jesse Davis as their right tackle moving forward.
Yesterday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that James has been seeking additional opinions regarding his injured hamstring and the expectation was that James would miss an extended period of time and possibly be done for the season.
James, 25, 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.
The Dolphins picked up James’ fifth-year option that will run them $9,341,000 million for the 2018 season. However, this figure is guaranteed only for injury and won’t prevent them from working on a long-term extension or cutting him loose.
In 2016, James appeared in eight games for the Dolphins and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 10 offensive tackle out of 78 qualifying players.