Tackle Ja'Wuan James during his time with the Miami Dolphins. (Photo: Mark Brown/Getty Images)
The Denver Broncos have begun to remake their offensive line, agreeing to a huge contract with free agent right tackle Ja'Wuan James Monday night.
Adam Schefter of ESPN first reported the move and it is a big one for a unit that needs reinforcements.
James gets a four-year, $51 million deal with $32 million guaranteed.
Listed at 6-6, 312 pounds, James was a first round pick (19th overall) of the Miami Dolphins in 2014 and has spent five seasons with the club. He played college football at the University of Tennessee.
KOA NewsRadio/Orange & Blue 760 Broncos Insider Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports it is the largest contract in NFL history for a right tackle.
The Broncos have also restarted talks with their own free agent center Matt Paradis, according to KOA NewsRadio/Orange & Blue 760 Broncos Insider Mike Klis of 9News. Klis also reports the Broncos are again talking with free agent offensive lineman Billy Turner, who has spent the last three seasons with the club.