Dolphins Move on From OT Isaiah Wilson Just Days After Trading for Him

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The Miami Dolphins officially confirmed that the team decided to release offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson. The move comes just several days after the Dolphins acquired Wilson in a trade with Tennessee Titans.

Wilson was the Titans’ first-round pick in 2020 and was considered a long-term answer for the team on the right guard position. However, Georgia product had a disastrous start to his pro career and spent the majority of his rookie season away from the team.

Reportedly, Wilson had issues with his work ethic while also having a problematic behavior off-the-field. This caused him to play only four snaps in 2020.

Dolphins decided to take a gamble on Wilson earlier this month, believing they could help the 22-year-old player reach his full potential. The team also hoped a connection with coach Brian Flores, who previously knew the player, could play a part.

Unfortunately, Wilson wasn’t interested in changing his behavior. He was hours late for his physical with the Dolphins while also missing several workouts he previously agreed to do. Eventually, the team didn’t have any other option but to move on.

Isaiah Wilson spent three years with Georgia Bulldogs, starting 24 games for the program. He was selected to Second-Team All-SEC in 2019.