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The New York Giants announced that they are signing former first-round pick Isaiah Wilson to their practice squad — an infamous player among fans in Nashville. News of the addition was first reported by NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Selected with the No. 29 pick by the Tennessee Titans in 2020, Wilson’s addition to a post-Jack Conklin offensive line was temporarily seen as an answered prayer, yet quickly turned into a living nightmare. Failing to attend workouts and run-ins with the police led to a single game activated in his rookie season. Wilson was sent packing in the following offseason, also flaming out with the Miami Dolphins over similar conduct issues.
With deficiencies on the offensive line ranging from guard Nick Gates’ season-ending injury, to premium draft pick Andrew Thomas’ slow start to his sophomore season, Wilson’s addition to the roster is surely not the worst thing happening to the Giants. New York fans can only hope that a born-again Wilson ends up becoming a silver lining in the already disappointing second year from head coach Joe Judge — starting 0-3 with an upcoming schedule that could easily extend their winless streak to 0-6.
The 22-year-old Wilson appears to be regretful of his past problems, posting a lengthy Instagram message detailing his comeback efforts and new attitude toward the game. A New York native, Wilson’s return to the Big Apple in a Big Blue jersey may prove to be the right scenario to get him back on track.
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