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Offensive Tackles the Broncos Can Sign to Replace Ja'Wuan James

Max Staley
Ja'Wuan James opted out of the 2020 season.
Ja'Wuan James opted out of the 2020 season. / Alika Jenner/Getty Images
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The Denver Broncos' offense has been one of the most-hyped units in the league this offseason. Unfortunately, that group was dealt a bit of a blow on Monday afternoon, as right tackle Ja'Wuan James announced he's opting out of the 2020 season.

James also missed most of the 2019 campaign due to injuries, but he was excellent with the Miami Dolphins the year prior, posting a 72.4 grade from Pro Football Focus. Elijah Wilkinson was solid in relief of James last year (59.6 grade from PFF), but James' absence leaves the Broncos dangerously thin at right tackle.

With that in mind, here are three offensive tackles the team can still sign to replace James.

3. Greg Robinson

Greg Robinson could be a great low-cost signing for the Broncos.
Greg Robinson could be a great low-cost signing for the Broncos. / Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Greg Robinson was not good last year, and he's struggled to produce since being the No. 2 overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. Notably, he's also dealing with some off-field issues. But Robinson could be a solid swing tackle, and he'd be a nice backup to Wilkinson, at the very least.

2. Cordy Glenn

Cordy Glenn could be a great signing for the Broncos.
Cordy Glenn could be a great signing for the Broncos. / Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

Another high-risk signing, Cordy Glenn was released by the Cincinnati Bengals this offseason. He only played six games last year and his injury history is worrying, but Glenn was excellent when on the field. He received a stellar 76.9 grade from Pro Football Focus across 297 snaps at LT last year. If he checks out medically, Glenn is absolutely worth a flier.

1. Demar Dotson

Demar Dotson could be a great signing for Denver.
Demar Dotson could be a great signing for Denver. / Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Demar Dotson is absolutely massive. He's a 6-foot-9-inch, 311-pound tackle, though teams have been hesitant to sign him because he's turning 35 years old in October. But Denver only really needs one good season out of him, so age shouldn't be too much of a concern for the Broncos. He was also fantastic in 2019, posting a 71.0 overall grade from PFF. Dotson would be an excellent one-year addition for this team.


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