Isaiah Wynn’s stint on injured reserve came to a close Tuesday.
The New England Patriots officially activated the starting left tackle, the NFL transaction wire confirmed.
Wynn had been sent to IR on Sept. 17 as a result of turf toe. The No. 23 overall pick in the 2018 draft, whose rookie season ended last August due to a torn Achilles, started New England’s initial two games this fall.
The second saw Wynn exit after a dozen snaps at Hard Rock Stadium versus the Miami Dolphins. And in his absence, veteran bookend Marshall Newhouse has proceeded to start eight games on the New England offensive line’s blindside.
Wynn resumed practicing on Oct. 30. A 21-day designation window followed for the Georgia product.
“I think that we would certainly want to make him active,” Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said of Wynn during his conference call Monday. “What the role would be and how everything would play out and so forth, we’ll just have to see. Marshall has done a good job at left tackle, and our offensive line has gotten a little bit of continuity there over the last few weeks. So, we’ll just see how it goes going forward, but we’re always excited and happy to have as many healthy players as we can out there on the field.”
To open a spot on the 53-man roster, New England placed undrafted wide receiver Gunner Olszewski on injured reserve Tuesday. Ankle and hamstring injuries left Olszewski, a defensive back while at Bemidji State, limited and inactive last week.
The Patriots will host the Dallas Cowboys for a 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday at Gillette Stadium.