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Report: Patriots' 1st-Round Pick Isaiah Wynn Out for Season with Torn Achilles

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 17, 2018

New England Patriots offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn limbers up before a preseason NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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New England Patriots offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn will miss the 2018 season after tearing his Achilles tendon Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Wynn was taken out of Georgia with the 23rd overall pick in April's draft.

The 6'2", 310-pound lineman had to be carted off Gillette Stadium during the first quarter and was initially being evaluated for an ankle injury. Further evaluation showed the full extent of the injury.

It's a tough blow for a new-look Patriots offensive line, one that lost tackles Nate Solder and Cameron Fleming in free agency. Trent Brown is atop the team's depth chart at left tackle, and Marcus Cannon is the starter on the right side. However, Wynn, who is listed as a backup at left tackle, saw action at right tackle on Thursday before getting hurt.

Here's an updated look at the team's options at tackle, via ESPN.com's Mike Reiss:

Mike Reiss @MikeReiss

Patriots offensive tackle depth chart: LT: Trent Brown, LaAdrian Waddle, Matt Tobin, Cole Croston RT: Marcus Cannon, Waddle, Ulrick John, Cole Croston

Wynn was not expected to start in Week 1, but he was viewed as a top backup option who had the chance to work his way into the starting lineup.

New England has had tough luck with its first-round picks this year. Running back Sony Michel, the 31st overall pick, underwent a minor procedure earlier this month to drain his knee.

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