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Kerry Wynn Felt Signing with Giants Offered Him Best Chance at Landing on a 53-Man Roster

May 19th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
By Dan Benton

Although the New York Giants spent the vast majority of their early offseason focus on shoring up their defense, few additions were made along the defensive line. In fact, the signing of Robert Ayers was the only transaction truly noteworthy, and even that came on the heels of Justin Tuck's departure (Oakland Raiders). As such, there's some space available at defensive end and the competition is wide open.

While Jason Pierre-Paul, Mathias Kiwanuka, Damontre Moore and Ayers are shoe-ins, a spot on the 53-man roster at that position remains available. It's for that very reason that Richmond Spiders defensive end Kerry Wynn ultimately decided to sign with Big Blue as an undrafted rookie free agent (UDFA).

"I was trying to see what was the best situation for my family and I. After to talking to my agent and some of the teams, we were able to settle on the Giants, and I was happy about that decision," Wynn told The Star-Ledger. "You know, they didn't draft any defensive ends and I feel like I have a good chance and a good opportunity. That's why I took it."

It didn't hurt Wynn's case that, like many of the Giants' draft picks, he was also a team captain at Richmond. And while that alone won't win him a job, it's a good start for a player who didn't even pick up a football until he had only two years remaining in High School.

"As high school came around, my 10th grade year, I decided this was something I wanted to try again and ever since, the passion has been there," Wynn said.

And now he has the opportunity to win a spot on the New York Football Giants. Can't beat that.

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Tags: Damontre Moore, Football, Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck, Kerry Wynn, Mathias Kiwanuka, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Robert Ayers

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4 Responses to “Kerry Wynn Felt Signing with Giants Offered Him Best Chance at Landing on a 53-Man Roster”

  1.  Krow says:

    He’s got an uphill battle.

    •  GOAT56 says:

      We have kept 5 DEs many years. If we do again he is just battling other UDFA for that spot. Kinnard might be his biggest detriment to making the roster because he can be that additional pass rusher at LB instead of keeping another DE.

      I have no idea if he can play but he seem the part with is pro day numbers. His college stats are poor but he was playing DT. though it’s a smaller school his background is similar to Ojomo coming out.

  2.  Krow says:

    Rooting for him.

  3.  Andre Holland says:

    Looks like we signed Beckham. And three other draft picks.

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