Source – Dolphins reach agreement with ex-OT Patriots Isaiah Wynn

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MIAMI — The Dolphins have reached a one-year deal with offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn, a source confirmed Sunday.

NFL Network was first to report the news.

Wynn was selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Patriots. He started four seasons at left tackle in New England before moving to right tackle in 2022.

Dolphins general manager Chris Grier said in March that Austin Jackson is expected to start at the right tackle, but the position isn’t quite solidified. Jackson played in just two games at right tackle last season, with an ankle injury that sidelined him for the other 15.

Miami drafted Michigan tackle Ryan Hayes in the seventh round of this year’s draft, but Jackson and Wynn will likely compete for the right tackle job this summer. Wynn also offers the ability to play left tackle if needed, as Pro Bowler Terron Armstead has missed three or more games in nine of his 10 NFL seasons.

Wynn, 27, has played in 43 of a possible 82 regular season games for the Patriots, with various injuries that sidelined him.

The Patriots were hoping for different results when they landed his $10.4 million fifth-year option for the 2022 season, but Wynn’s time with the franchise faded as he appeared in just nine games. (seven starts) due to a hip injury.

The Patriots envisioned Wynn becoming a mainstay at left tackle, much like Matt Light (2001-2011) did in the first half of Bill Belichick’s tenure as head coach. Much like Light, the 6-foot-2, 310-pound Wynn lacks the prototypical physical makeup for the position — which is why some teams have considered him a better fit at guard — but his athleticism is highly regarded. .

Wynn did not attend voluntary offseason practices in 2022, and when training camp began, the coaching staff switched him from left tackle to right tackle. Wynn, who has been penalized eight times in 2022, didn’t seem to fully embrace the change.

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

ESPN’s Mike Reiss contributed to this report.

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