Isaiah Wynn, an ex-Patriots offensive tackle, signs with the Dolphins

The Dolphins have consented to a one-year deal with offensive Isaiah Wynn, a source affirmed Sunday.

The Patriots selected Wynn in the 2018 NFL draft’s first round. He began four seasons at passed-on tackle in New Britain prior to changing to right handle in 2022.

In March, Chris Grier, the general manager of the Dolphins, stated that while Austin Jackson is expected to start at right tackle, the position has not yet been decided upon. Last season, Jackson played right tackle in just two games, missing the other 15 because of an ankle injury.

Ryan Hayes, a tackle from Michigan, was selected by Miami in the seventh round of this year’s draft. However, Jackson and Wynn are likely to compete for the position of right tackle this summer. Wynn also gives Terron Armstead, a Pro Bowler, the option to play left tackle if needed, as he has missed three or more games in nine of his ten NFL seasons.

The Patriots had Wynn, 27, in 43 of their 82 regular-season games, but he was sidelined by a number of injuries.

When the Patriots selected his $10.4 million fifth-year option for the 2022 season, they had high hopes for different outcomes. However, Wynn’s time with the team came to an end when he suffered a hip injury and only played in nine games (seven starts).

The Patriots had imagined Wynn would become a stalwart at left tackle, much as Matt Light (2001-2011) did in the first half of Bill Belichick’s residency as head coach. Very much like Light, the 6-foot-2, 310-pound Wynn doesn’t have the prototypical physical makeup for the position – – which is the reason a few teams imagined him as a superior fit at watch – – however his athleticism rates highly.

Wynn was moved from left tackle to right tackle when training camp started in 2022 because he did not participate in voluntary offseason workouts. Wynn, who was penalized eight times in 2022, didn’t appear to embrace the switch completely.

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