Broncos' Ja'Wuan James skipping 2020 over COVID-19 concerns
August 2, 2020
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Right tackle Ja'Wuan James informed the Denver Broncos on Monday that he's opting out of the 2020 season over coronavirus concerns.
The Broncos were counting on their headliner from last year's free agent class to bounce back from a balky right knee that limited him to just three appearances in 2019 after signing what was at the time the biggest contract ever for a left tackle, $51 million over four years.
Elijah Wilkinson could be in line to fill in for James for a second straight season, although Wilkinson is still recovering from offseason foot surgery.