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The Patriots' injury-riddled offensive line gets a much-needed Wynn

Even as the O-line regains a player, the receiving corps loses Gunner Olszewski to the injured reserve.
Credit: AP Photo/Elise Amendola
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn warm up before a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Patriots have activated left tackle Isaiah Wynn from injured reserve in hopes of bolstering their injury-plagued offensive line.

New England announced the move Tuesday. In addition, the Patriots have placed rookie receiver Gunner Olszewski on IR with ankle and hamstring injuries.

Wynn started the first two games of the season before suffering a foot injury in the first quarter of New England’s 43-0 win at Miami on Sept. 15. It is the second straight season that Wynn has spent time on IR. A preseason Achilles tendon injury caused him to miss his entire rookie season in 2018.

Wynn rejoins an offensive line that also has had to adjust to losing starting center David Andrews in the preseason because of blood clots.

Olszewski appeared in eight games, playing mostly on special teams. He has 20 punt returns for 179 yards and two receptions for 34 yards.