Miami Dolphins

June 19, 2014

Miami Dolphins top pick Ja’Wuan James signs four-year deal

There will be no first-round contract drama for the Miami Dolphins this training camp.

There will be no first-round contract drama for the Miami Dolphins this training camp.

Ja’Wuan James, the 19th overall pick in May’s draft, announced on Twitter that he has signed his rookie deal with the Dolphins.

“Happy to officially be a part of the @MiamiDolphins for many years to come #FinsUp,” James wrote, with a picture attached of him with his contract.

The deal will be for four years, roughly $8.4 million with a $4.4 million signing bonus and a team option for Year 5.

James, who is expected to start at right tackle this year, avoids a messy holdout – or even a threat of one. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill missed part of training camp in 2012 due to a contract dispute. Defensive end Dion Jordan didn’t sign until the report date last year.

The deal leaves just one Dolphins draft pick unsigned: third-round pick Billy Turner, an offensive lineman.

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