The offensive lineman’s signature reunites him with his former college teammate, Giants starting left tackle Andrew Thomas.
EAST RUTHERFORD – The first round recruit of the Tennessee Titans 2020, Isaiah Wilson, has been signed to the practice squad of the New York Giantsthe team announced Thursday.
WilsonThe 22-year-old was considered an elite prospect for the right tackle position prior to Draft 2020 of the NFL, when he was selected with the 29th global shift from Georgia, but played just four plays as a rookie, twice reaching the reservation list / COVID-19 and then being suspended for one game before his season ended when he was added to the list of non-football related injuries in December. The guarantees on his rookie contract were terminated because of his suspension.
The New York native also had some trouble with the law. The first occurred in August 2020, when police from Tennessee State they broke up an off-campus party to which Wilson he had attended during training camp. According to the police report, Wilson He stepped out onto a second floor balcony, where he apparently considered jumping, before deciding against it. Received an invasion warning.
The second incident occurred in September 2020, when Wilson He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a concrete wall.
Things didn’t get much better when the Titans they transferred to Wilson to the Miami dolphins in March. Wilson he was hours late for his medical test and team boarding process, skipped multiple voluntary training sessions that he had agreed to attend, and declined support services offered to him, all in his first official week with the team, they said. sources to ESPN at the time.
The Giants they are very aware of the story –the head coach Joe Judge and the head coach of the Dolphins, Brian Flores, are close thanks to their time together as assistants with the New England Patriots– but they still thought it was worth the try given their injury issues along the offensive line. Wilson it was tested for Giants on Tuesday and returned to the premises for more meetings on Wednesday morning.
“I tell him [a la directiva] all the time, I have no problem with personalities. Many people don’t like my personality. I have no problem with personalities, “he said. Judge. “I can handle almost anything. I have an eclectic group of friends from all different walks of life.
“I can deal with anyone as long as they are themselves and are honest and, in this environment, that they love football. So if they fulfill those three things – if you are an honest person and you are going to be yourself on a daily basis and love football – yeah, I’ll be able to deal with you, no problem. “
The signature of Wilson reunites him with his former college teammate, the starting left tackle for the Giants, Andrew Thomas.
“Big boy” he said Thomas to reporters on Wednesday, according to SNY. “Definitely talented. I’m excited to see what he does. Glad to be given a chance. I can’t wait to see what he’s done. He took time away from football to fix his things, so I’m excited to work with him and try to bring it up to date. “
Information from Turron Davenport was used in the writing of this note.