Patriots place OT Isaiah Wynn on injured reserve

Ryan Hannable
September 17, 2019 - 5:18 pm

Now we know why the Patriots signed yet another offensive lineman on Tuesday.

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According to ESPN's Field Yates, the Patriots are placing starting left tackle Isaiah Wynn on injured reserve following suffering a foot/toe injury against the Dolphins Sunday.

[UPDATE 5:45 p.m.]: The team has made it official.

This doesn't mean his season is over (NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported it's not season-ending earlier Tuesday), as he is eligible to come off IR in eight weeks. He can begin practicing again in six weeks, though. This means the earliest game he can play in is Nov. 17 against the Eagles.

Wynn missed all of last year with an Achilles injury suffered in the preseason. 

Marshall Newhouse played left tackle in his place on Sunday, and that seems like the most likely scenario moving forward. 

This move makes way for Caleb Benenoch to get onto the 53-man roster. 

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