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Giants Roll the Dice With Controversial Practice Squad Signing

Devon Platana
The New York Giants are rolling the dice after signing a controversial player to their practice squad.
The New York Giants are rolling the dice after signing a controversial player to their practice squad. / Rob Carr/Getty Images

New York Giants fans hoping that 2021 would be the year that their team turns things around have been left disappointed so far. The Giants are off to an 0-3 start and need to turn things around quickly if they want to salvage the year.

New York is now shaking things up by adding a controversial player to its practice squad. The Giants announced on Thursday that they've added former 2020 first-round offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson to their practice squad.

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When the Tennessee Titans selected Wilson 29th overall last year, they had hoped that he'd be one of their offensive tackles of the future. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case as issue after issue piled up with him.

Wilson spent a majority of his rookie season on the COVID-19 list, beginning with training camp in July 2020. He was even suspended for a game by the Titans for violating team protocol in Week 13 and was placed on the non-football illness list upon his his return.

The Titans traded Wilson to the Miami Dolphins back in March after he tweeted that he'd never play for Tennessee again. His stint with his new team lasted a grand total of three days after the Dolphins released him following videos that surfaced of him partying and the fact that he was already missing workouts.

Wilson is only 22 years old, so there's a realistic chance that he can turn his life and career around. The Giants offensive line has been a mess this year, so it isn't unfathomable to imagine the former first-round pick snagging a spot if he can successfully prove himself.

Most people deserve a second chance. Only time will tell what Wilson does with his.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.