Miami Dolphins right tackle Ja’Wuan James out for season

Ja’Wuan James’ season is over. (Getty Images)

[Update, Nov. 11, 12:07 p.m.–The Dolphins have officially placed James on Injured Reserve and filled his roster spot by activating safety T.J. McDonald from his suspension]

The Dolphins were hopeful that a second medical opinion would offer a better outlook for right tackle Ja’Wuan James, but he will miss the remainder of the season.

James will be placed on Injured Reserve today, a league source confirmed, because of a hamstring injury he suffered last weekend against Oakland. 

Miami will start Jesse Davis in his place Monday at Carolina and for the foreseeable future. David has played left guard and both tackle positions this season.

Veteran tackle Sam Young came in for James last week, but the Dolphins have more flexibility with left guard Ted Larsen expected to make his season debut Monday. Davis had been starting in that spot since Anthony Steven’s season-ending injury.

Prior to this week, the Dolphins had started the same four players at left tackle, center, right guard and right tackle all season.

James, 25, is in the fourth season of his rookie contract after Miami drafted him 19th overall. The Dolphins exercised his fifth-year option six months ago, setting his salary at $9.3 million for 2018.

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