Dolphins exercise $9.3 million 5th-year option on OT Ja’waun James

MIAMI GARDENS, FL. The Miami Dolphins won against the Buffalo Bills by a score of 22 to 9 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL on National TV for a Thursday night game on November 13, 2014. (Dave Cross/Miami Dolphins) Dolphins

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) – The Miami Dolphins have exercised a $9.3 million fifth-year option on offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James for 2018.

That will represent a big raise for James, whose base salary next season will be $1.6 million.

James a former Vol started all 16 games at right tackle in 2016. He has started 39 games in his three-year career after entering the NFL as a first-round pick in 2014.

The Dolphins announced the move Monday.

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