(CBS4) – The Broncos invested heavily in the offseason for the services of offensive lineman Ja’Wuan James, but his health history was a question mark. In Denver’s Week 1 24-16 loss to the Raiders in Oakland, James went down with a knee injury. The injury happened in the first half and James walked off the field under his own power, but didn’t return to the field.
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After the game, Broncos head coach Vic Fangio wasn’t sure of James’ status.
In James’ five previous seasons he only completed a full season the twice (2014, 2016). Over his career, James has missed 18 games.
Wide receiver Tim Patrick also left the game in the second half with a hand injury and didn’t return.