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Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:29 am
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Scarnecchia spoke with about Wynn’s rehab from a season-ending Achilles injury."WhitePatriots News Opinion and Analysis Contribute! FanPostsFanShotsAbout the Site List of Patriots Twitter AccountsWrite For Pats Pulpit!New User Welcome and Commenting GuideCommunity GuidelinesMastheadTopics Patriots Off-Season CoveragePatriots Opinion/AnalysisPatriots NewsPatriots Draft CoverageSportfolio ManagementPatriots Opinion/AnalysisPatriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia sounds optimistic about Isaiah WynnNew John Hannah Jerseys 2019 ,80commentsRelated: What signing Jared Veldheer will mean for the PatriotsEDTShareTweetShareSharePatriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia sounds optimistic about Isaiah WynnStew Milne-USA TODAY SportsThe New England Patriots held two first-round draft picks in 2018, and the first of them was invested an offensive tackle. Following the departure of long-time starter Nate Solder in free agency, the Patriots opted to pick Georgia’s Isaiah Wynn with the 23rd overall selection. Wynn was not asked to take on a starting role just yet due to the trade acquisition of Trent Brown on the very next day, but the rookie still was expected to see considerable snaps.Serving as a developmental backup option behind Brown and Marcus Cannon, he was to gain valuable experience on both sides of the line before likely taking over a starting role in 2019. Then came August 16, however: during the Patriots’ second preseason game, Wynn — seeing rotational playing time at right tackle in place of an injured Cannon — tore his Achilles tendon and was subsequently placed on season-ending injured reserve.The 22-year-old had to spend his first NFL season doing rehabilitation work White Irving Fryar Jerseys , which also might impact his availability for the 2019 season. The Patriots will of course watch this situation closely, considering that both Brown and top 2018 backup LaAdrian Waddle are no longer on the team after signing elsewhere in free agency. However, at least one person on the team — offensive line coach Dante Scarencchia — sounds optimistic about Wynn.“Well, he’s rehabbing for his Achilles,” Scarnecchia told reporters on Friday when asked about the second-year man. “He’s done a great job. We are going to let the process go forward and as soon as he can get out there, we’ll get him out there. We’ll see. [...] What he’s doing right now is all tied to his health. He’s getting better and all of that. That’s a process and it’s going really well.”While Scarnecchia’s “we’ll see” is classic Patriots coach speak, his answer sounds at least slightly encouraging: Wynn is progressing. And while he probably still has a long way to go before taking on a full-time role on the offensive line Irving Fryar Jerseys 2019 , the development up to this point seems to be going well. Considering the nature of his injury, and that he is only nine months removed from it, this is probably all you can ask for at this point in time. MIAMI (AP) — Former Colts and Lions coach Jim Caldwell has been hired by new Dolphins coach Brian Flores as assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach.Caldwell was among 16 members of Flores’ staff announced Friday. The group includes new offensive coordinator Chad O’Shea and defensive coordinator Patrick Graham, both former Patriots assistants.Flores joined the Patriots in 2004 and was the defensive play-caller for this season’s Super Bowl championship team. He became the Dolphins’ coach on Monday.Also joining Flores’ staff are Danny Crossman as special teams coordinator, Josh Boyer as defensive pass game coordinator and cornerbacks coach, Karl Dorrell as receivers coach, Pat Flaherty as offensive line coach White James White Jerseys , George Godsey as tight ends coach, Marion Hobby as defensive line coach, Rob Leonard as linebackers coach, Tony Oden as safeties coach, Jerry Schuplinski as assistant quarterbacks coach and Eric Studesville as running backs coach.O’Shea, Boyer and Schuplinski worked for the Patriots this past season.Flores hired three quality control coaches — Josh Grizzard, Matt Lombardi and Tiquan Underwood. Oden James White Jerseys 2019 , Studesville and Grizzard were retained from Adam Gase’s 2018 Miami staff.Caldwell has 17 years of NFL coaching experience. In his seven seasons as head coach of the Colts (2009-11) and Lions (2014-17), he led teams to four playoff berths.Caldwell also won two Super Bowls as an assistant coach with the Colts and Ravens.“Jim is an incredible human being, a man of faith and a great football coach,” Flores said in a statement. “His experience as a head coach will be invaluable for me. Jim is a great teacher, highly organized and somebody that I have a lot of respect for.”