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Ja’Wuan James injury update does not sound good for Dolphins’ right tackle

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NFL: Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins right tackle Ja’Wuan James has been one of the top offensive lineman the team has this season, playing strong on the right side of the offensive line. Now, however, it sounds like the team could be looking for a long-term replacement for James after an injury during last week’s Sunday Night Football game against the Oakland Raiders.

James was forced to leave the game with a hamstring injury. While the expectations have been that the injury would keep James in a “week-to-week” status, Thursday’s update from head coach Adam Gase seems to indicate the injury could be more serious:

It appears fairly obvious now that James will at least miss Monday night’s game against the Carolina Panthers. The Dolphins will likely look to either Jesse Davis or Sam Young to fill in as the starter in James’ absence. Davis has been playing left guard this season, but the team is hopeful veteran Ted Larsen, who was activated off the injured reserve list last week, will be able to assume that starting position.