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Giants’ 90-Man Roster: DE Kerry Wynn

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Can he keep hold on backup job?

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Kerry Wynn
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Kerry Wynn has been a useful, if unspectacular, reserve defensve end for the New York Giants since making the roster as an undrafted free agent in 2014. Can Wynn hold on to a roster spot in 2017?

Let’s take a closer look as we continue our player-by-player profiles of the Giants’ 90-man roster.

2016 Season In Review

Wynn played in 14 regular-season game. He totaled 12 tackles (six solo) and a half-sack. He played only 117 defensive snaps, or 10.54 percent.

2017 Season Outlook

A restricted free agent, Wynn re-signed with the Giants after drawing some interest from the New England Patriots. That, however, does not mean the 6-foot-5, 264-pound 26-year-old is a lock to make the 53-man roster.

Wynn is a dependable player, an effort player who is useful in spot duty. He is not, however, a dynamic pass rusher and he was exposed in 2015 when he had to play more with Jason Pierre-Paul sidelined.

Wynn faces a serious challenge for a roster spot this time around. Romeo Okwara is a second-year player who showed flashes of potential last season. The Giants drafted Avery Moss in the fifth round. They signed Devin Taylor, a player who has had more success than Wynn as a pass rusher, in free agency. Owamagbe Odighizuwa is still part of the roster.

The Giants know what Wynn will give them. Question is, will it be enough to keep him on the roster?