Patriots’ Isaiah Wynn Done For Season

Patriots’ first-round pick Isaiah Wynn tore his Achilles in Thursday’s preseason game against the Eagles, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). The Patriots will be forced to place the offensive lineman on season-ending IR. 

Wynn was pushing for a starting job on the Patriots’ offensive line and, at worst, he was in line for a pivotal rotational job. Now, without the versatile tackle/guard, it appears that the front five is more or less set. The Pats project to start Trent Brown, Joe Thuney, David Andrews, Shaq Mason, and Marcus Cannon up front with veterans such as LaAdrian Waddle and Brian Schwenke among those pushing for reserve roles. Meanwhile, the injury will improve the odds of another lineman making the final cut, and that could be good news for Ulrich John, Matt Tobin, and Cole Croston.

The Patriots are fortunate to have depth up front, but this is still a tough blow for the offensive line. The Pats pounced on Wynn at No. 23 overall this year because of his technically-sound blocking, above-average athleticism, and ability to play multiple positions. Now, they’ll have to wait until 2019 to see what the Georgia product can do.

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8 comments on “Patriots’ Isaiah Wynn Done For Season

  1. itslonelyatthetrop

    Receiver questions, defense is a little wishy-washy, an aging QB- all things I think NE can handle. An O-line with cracks in it? Now I’m concerned…

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    • Clark K

      Receiver is the biggest issue for the first 4 games who is gonna step up behind Hogan? Defense I think has improved from last year. An O-line with cracks? If we’re being honest Wynn wasn’t gonna be a starter on that line, line is set and there’s at least 2 depth pieces. I also think Trent Brown will play a lot better than Solder

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  2. Mack83

    An aging QB would be noteworthy if someone else were taking the snaps. A healthy Brady is more useful than a 25 year old Wentz.

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    • 94yankees

      Would definitely build my franchise around that statement….

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      • bradthebluefish
        bradthebluefish

        Excuse me but Wentz is not a MVP. Maybe one day, but so far he’s a very good QB around very good talent. Brady is still the best in the league regardless of who he is throwing to.

        We can revisit this in a few years, but just remember that a backup in Nick Foles performed just as well as Carson Wentz for the same team, same roster. So perhaps Wentz isn’t that good but the team is.

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  3. crosseyedlemon

    Another serious injury to the OL might be enough to convince BB to offer Richie Incognito a workout. He would probably come out of retirement to play against his old team.

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