How did Ja Wuan James tear his Achilles?

Ja’Wuan Amir James is an American football offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL).

He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee. He has also played for the Denver Broncos.

On December 9, 2013, it was announced that James and teammate Daniel McCullers had accepted their invitations to the 2014 Senior Bowl.

On January 24, 2014, it was reported that James would, unfortunately, miss Reese’s Senior Bowl after suffering a sprained knee during practice.

His performances at practice were well-received and helped his draft stock. James was one of 50 collegiate linemen to attend the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Tennessee had a record four offensive linemen attend the combine, that includes James, James Stone, Antonio Richardson, and Zach Fulton.

He performed all the combined drills well and finished sixth among all offensive linemen in the three-cone drill and ninth in the short shuttle.

On March 13, 2019, James signed a four-year, $51 million deal with the Denver Broncos. He only played in three games in 2019 due to a knee injury suffered in Week 1.

On August 3, 2020, James announced he would opt out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On May 4, 2021, James tore his Achilles tendon while training away from the team facility. He was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list on May 7, 2021. And released from the list on May 14, 2021.

On June 10, 2021, James signed a two-year, $9 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens. He was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list on August 31, 2021, to start the season. On December 8, 2021, James was designated to return to practice from the reserve/non-football injury list.