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Former Titans OT Isaiah Wilson Signed to Giants Practice Squad

Adam WellsSeptember 29, 2021

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, file photo, Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson waits for his turn to run a drill during NFL football training camp in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans needed Wilson after left tackle Taylor Lewan tore an ACL and his replacement then had a season-ending injury. They suspended the No. 29 overall pick for a game, then finished the season on injured reserve/non-football injury list. The Titans traded him to Miami in March, and the Dolphins cut him too. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File

The New York Giants announced Thursday that they've added 2020 first-round pick Isaiah Wilson to their practice squad.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday the Giants would sign Wilson after he was waived by the Miami Dolphins in March.

Wilson declared for the NFL draft after an outstanding 2019 season at Georgia. He was named second-team All-SEC as a redshirt sophomore and helped the Bulldogs win the SEC East and defeat Baylor in the Sugar Bowl. 

The Tennessee Titans selected the 6'7" offensive tackle with the No. 29 pick in the 2020 draft. Wilson was expected to compete for a spot in the starting lineup as a rookie, but his career was immediately derailed. 

He had two different stints on the COVID-19 reserve list prior to the start of the regular season. He was also arrested and charged with DUI in Nashville in September 2020. 

After being inactive from Weeks 5 to 10 and not playing in Week 11, Wilson made his NFL debut Nov. 29 when he played three snaps in a 45-26 win over the Indianapolis Colts. That was the only game the 22-year-old appeared in.

In February, Wilson deleted a tweet saying he was "done with football as a Titan." The team traded him to the Miami Dolphins, along with a 2022 seventh-round draft pick, the following month for a 2021 seventh-round pick.

The Dolphins waived Wilson three days after acquiring him. ESPN's Cameron Wolfe reported Wilson showed up late to his team physical and onboarding process and skipped "multiple optional workouts that he agreed to attend" as part of his deal with the organization.

The Giants are taking a buy-low opportunity to see if he wants to salvage his career.

If Wilson makes progress, the Giants may have found a serviceable offensive tackle at virtually no cost.