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Kerry Wynn just keeps finding ways to make the Giants keep him

Wynn aiming for fifth season with New York

NFL: New York Giants-Training Camp
Kerry Wynn (left) during training camp in 2016.
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Kerry Wynn is one of those guys it just seems difficult to get rid of. He’s never been a dynamic player-maker for the New York Giants, but when they need him to fill in at defensive end he knows what to do and plays with outstanding effort. He is also a solid citizen in the locker room, important for a guy who isn’t a mainstay on the defense.

Can Wynn, whose Giants career started as an undrafted free agent out of Richmond back in 2014, earn a fifth season with the Giants? Let’s focus on Wynn as we have reached the last of our player-by-player profiles of the Giants’ 90-man roster.

The basics

Age: 27
Height: 6-foot-5
Weight: 264
Position: Defensive end
Experience: 4

2017 season in review

A pretty typical Wynn season. He played in 15 games with three starts, totaling 14 tackles and 1 sack. Wynn played 252 defensive snaps, 22.9 percent. He compiled a 48.7 Pro Football Focus grade, in the “poor” category.

2018 outlook

Interestingly, during the spring it looked like the Giants will keep Wynn at defensive end. The guys who look like they will start at those spots are 317-pound Dalvin Tomlinson and 311-pound B.J. Hill. Listed at 264 pounds, Wynn is a different player.

Perhaps the Giants like his run defense. Perhaps they just don’t believe he is athletic enough to make the move to outside linebacker.

Either way, I’m taking the Mark Herzlich approach with Wynn. I will believe he will make the 53-man roster, until he doesn’t.