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Updated with more information at 5 p.m. on Sept. 12, 2020.

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AP file photo / Tennessee Titans rookie offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson was the team's top selection and the No. 29 pick overall in April's NFL draft.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Titans rookie Isaiah Wilson was arrested and charged with drunken driving after he was spotted doing "donuts" in an intersection before crashing into a concrete wall.

Wilson was arrested Friday night and booked into the Davidson County Jail before being released on a DUI charge early Saturday morning. According to the arrest affidavit, Wilson told the officer he was having problems with a back tire, which caused the crash.

The 6-foot-6, 350-pound former University of Georgia offensive lineman also said he had two margaritas before driving. He struggled with the field sobriety tests before registering 0.107 on the final breath analyzer test. The legal blood alcohol limit in Tennessee is 0.08.

"We are aware of the situation," the Titans said in a statement released Saturday. "This is not conduct that is indicative of the character of our football team and we are working through details on how to proceed."

In a previous incident, Tennessee State University police responded to the smell of marijuana at an off-campus apartment on Aug. 15 and wrote that Wilson went to the second-floor balcony, where he appeared to briefly consider jumping.

The Titans open the season Monday night at Denver, but Wilson is on the COVID-19 reserve list for the second time. The No. 29 overall draft pick in April, he started training camp on the list before being removed Aug. 3 and was placed on the list again on Sept. 6, which means he either tested positive for COVID-19 or is quarantined after being in close contact with someone infected.

The Titans announced Saturday they'll be missing five players because of injuries for the visit to the Broncos: outside linebackers Vic Beasley Jr. and Derick Roberson (knee), starting cornerback Adoree' Jackson (knee), backup offensive lineman Jamil Douglas (hand) and rookie running back Darrynton Evans (hamstring).

Beasley, the former Atlanta Falcons edge rusher who signed as a free agent in the offseason, is expected to back up Jadeveon Clowney Jr. — who signed with the Titans this past week — and Harold Landry III. Beasley just passed his physical on Sept. 5 and was limited when he practiced.

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