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Giants tender contract offer to defensive end Kerry Wynn

Reserve defensive end is a restricted free agent

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The New York Giants took a step on Tuesday toward making sure they have enough depth on their defensive line, reportedly tendering an offer to restricted free agent defensive end Kerry Wynn. That offer is worth $1.797 million for 2017.

The Giants did not tender an offer to their other restricted free agent, running back Orleans Darkwa.

Wynn, 26, made the Giants’ roster as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He has played in 34 games over three seasons with two sacks and 78 tackles.

With Jason Pierre-Paul back for most of the year Wynn saw his snaps cut in 2016. He played only 117 defensive snaps after playing 578 in 2015. Wynn is a steady, reliable player but not dynamic one.

As a restricted free agent Wynn can solicit offers from other teams before signing the tender. If he signs an offer sheet with another team the Giants can keep him by matching the offer.