Ex-Patriots OT Isaiah Wynn signs a contract with the Dolphins

Ex-Patriots OT Isaiah Wynn signs a contract with the Dolphins

The Dolphins have consented to a one-year deal with offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn, a source affirmed Sunday.

Wynn was chosen in the primary round of the 2018 NFL draft by the Nationalists. He played left tackle in New England for four seasons before switching to right tackle in 2022.

In March, Chris Grier, the general manager of the Dolphins, stated that while Austin Jackson is expected to start at right tackle, the position has not yet been decided upon. Last season, Jackson played right tackle in just two games, missing the other 15 because of an ankle injury.

Ryan Hayes, a tackle from Michigan, was selected by Miami in the seventh round of this year’s draft. However, Jackson and Wynn are likely to compete for the position of right tackle this summer. Wynn likewise offers the adaptability to play left tackle if necessary, as Star Bowler Terron Armstead has missed at least three games in nine of his 10 NFL seasons.

The Patriots had Wynn, 27, in 43 of their 82 regular-season games, but he was sidelined by a number of injuries.

The Loyalists expected various outcomes when they got his $10.4 million fifth-year choice for the 2022 season, yet Wynn’s experience with the establishment flamed out as he showed up in only nine games (seven beginnings) because of a hip physical issue.

As Matt Light did during Bill Belichick’s first half as head coach from 2001 to 2011, the Patriots had hoped Wynn would become a reliable left tackle. Wynn, who is 6-foot-2 and 310 pounds and weighs the same as Light, does not have the typical physical characteristics for the position. Because of this, some teams thought he would be a better fit at guard, but his athleticism is highly rated.

Wynn didn’t go to deliberate offseason exercises in 2022, and while instructional course started, the training staff flipped him from passed on tackle to right handle. Wynn, who received eight penalties in 2022, did not appear to fully embrace the change.

“Playing left all the time and then having to flip, that’s like you being right-handed and then you’re trying to write with your left hand,” Wynn said before training camp. “But you get used to it the more you work at it.”

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