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MIAMI — The The Dolphins have agreed to a one-year deal with offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn, a source confirmed Sunday.
NFL Network was the 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 switching to right tackle in 2022.
Dolphins general manager Chris Grier said in March that the expectation is for Austin Jackson to start at right tackle, but his position isn’t completely solidified. Jackson played in just two games at right tackle last season and was sidelined for the other 15 games with an ankle injury.
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. Pro Bowler Teron Armstead has missed three or more games in nine of his 10 NFL seasons, giving Winn the ability to play left tackle if needed.
Wynn, 27, played in 43 of a possible 82 regular season games for the Patriots, with various injuries keeping him on the sidelines.
The Patriots were hoping for different results when they picked up his $10.4 million fifth-year option for 2022, but Wynn appeared in nine games (seven starts) during the 2022 season due to a hip injury.
As the Patriots’ Matt Light (2001-2011) did during the first half of Bill Belichick’s tenure as head coach, Wynn was projected to be a strong man at left tackle. Like Light, the 6-foot-2, 310-pound Wynn doesn’t have the prototypical physical makeup for the position — which is why some teams think he’s better suited at guard — but his athleticism is top-notch.
Wynn in 2010 He voluntarily withdrew from Sean’s practice in 2022, and at the start of training camp, the coaching staff flipped him from left tackle to right tackle. In the year Wynn, who has been fined eight times in 2022, doesn’t seem to have fully embraced the switch.
“Always playing left and then flipping, it’s like being right-handed and then you’re trying to spell with your left hand,” Winn said before training camp. “But the more you do it, the more you get used to it.”
ESPN’s Mike Reiss contributed to this report.