Patriots ‘certainly’ ready to activate LT Isaiah Wynn

Andy Hart
November 18, 2019 - 12:08 pm

A week after 2019 first-round pick N’Keal Harry made his NFL debut in Philly, the Patriots could see their second key young player return from injured reserve next Sunday afternoon against the Cowboys.

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Though Bill Belichick didn’t go so far as to say that 2018 first-round left tackle Isaiah Wynn would slide into the spot in the starting lineup that he held over the first two weeks of the season before going down against the Dolphins with a foot injury, the New England coach made it quite clear his young lineman will be joining the 53-man active roster this week.

“We’ll talk about that. I think that we would certainly want to make him active. What the role would be and how everything would play out and so forth, we’ll just have to see,” Belichick said of Wynn. “Marshall [Newhouse> has done a good job at left tackle and our offensive line has gotten a little bit of continuity there over the last few weeks. So, we’ll just see how it goes going forward. But we’re always excited and happy to have as many healthy players as we can out there on the field. We’ll do the best we can to put them in positions that are competitive or possibly advantageous and let them play.”

Though Belichick was cautious in terms of setting expectations for Wynn’s immediate role upon return, many outsiders have pointed to the left tackle as a possible key upgrade on the struggling offense, a return that could provide a boost in both the run game and pass protection.

Of course that’s a pretty big ask of a guy who’s played one game and little more than a quarter of NFL action, a mere 82 offensive snaps to this point in his professional career.

Sunday's game against Dallas is the first contest Wynn is eligible to play in based on NFL IR rules.

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