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Much of the news surrounding Isaiah Wynn’s entry into the 2022 season has not been positive.
First, Wynn was moved from the team’s starting left tackle to right tackle after an unimpressive 2021 season. The move led to an awkward exchange between Wynn and reporters early in training camp.
After missing camp for some time, Wynn’s name appeared in the news a few weeks later when it was reported that the Patriots were talking with teams about his trade.
Wynn spoke to the media for the first time since the trade rumors emerged in late August on Friday and didn’t give it much thought.
“I don’t pay attention to that,” Wynn said.
“I’m worried about Sunday’s game,” added Wynn. “We have a game. So I’m not worried about any of that.
Wynn is entering the final season of his rookie contract, which includes a fully guaranteed $10.4 million salary. As New England looked to free up some space before the roster was reduced to 53 players in late August, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reported that the Patriots wanted to see if they could get a high enough pick in return to make work out a deal.
There wasn’t much traction for a trade at that time, according to Howeciting Wynn’s injury history (he only played 35 games in four seasons), among others.
New England also brought back former starting right tackle Marcus Cannon on Thursday, signing him to the practice squad. The reunion with Cannon led to speculation about Wynn’s future with the team.
Wynn has been limited to training this week due to a back injury but said he was “excited to go on Sunday”.
“I trained all week. I’m here,” Wynn said.
The Patriots have officially listed Wynn as questionable for Sunday’s Week 1 game against the Dolphins.
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