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It appears that Coughlin wants to reunite with one of his former 1st round draft picks when with the Jaguars. Wynn, who has played DE throughout his NFL career with a reputation for sacks, is nearing the end of his football career, but has a year or two left in him. It appears (according to several articles - not the one below) Coughlin envisions Wynn as someone who can play some DT and add an additional pass rusher from the inside.

 

Anyway...here's the story:

Veteran DE Wynn visits

Posted by Mike Garafolo May 15, 2008 4:16PM

Categories: Off-season

 

DE Renaldo Wynn, a former first-round pick who has played for the Jaguars, Redskins and Saints, visited the Giants yesterday, his agent, Peter Schaffer has confirmed. Schaffer said the 33-year-old Wynn left without a deal but didn't close the door on a signing somewhere down the road.

 

The 6-3, 296-pound Wynn has 25 career sacks, including 2½ last year as a reserve end for New Orleans. He had a career-best five sacks in 2001 with Tom Coughlin's Jaguars.

 

"He had a good visit and there's interest on both ends," Schaffer said. "We'll continue to talk and see what develops."

 

Someone familiar with the Giants' thinking, who requested anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak publicly on the subject, said Wynn's signing is not an indication Michael Strahan won't be back. Strahan said he's close to making a final decision but could still be a few weeks away from that.

 

Even if Strahan comes back, the Giants would be interested in adding Wynn as a fourth end behind Strahan, Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck.

 

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note: According to NFL stats, Wynn played in only 10 games last season and had 3 1/2 sacks. Don't know where Garaflow gets 2 1/2

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It appears that Coughlin wants to reunite with one of his former 1st round draft picks when with the Jaguars. Wynn, who has played DE throughout his NFL career with a reputation for sacks, is nearing the end of his football career, but has a year or two left in him. It appears (according to several articles - not the one below) Coughlin envisions Wynn as someone who can play some DT and add an additional pass rusher from the inside.

 

Anyway...here's the story:

Veteran DE Wynn visits

Posted by Mike Garafolo May 15, 2008 4:16PM

Categories: Off-season

 

DE Renaldo Wynn, a former first-round pick who has played for the Jaguars, Redskins and Saints, visited the Giants yesterday, his agent, Peter Schaffer has confirmed. Schaffer said the 33-year-old Wynn left without a deal but didn't close the door on a signing somewhere down the road.

 

The 6-3, 296-pound Wynn has 25 career sacks, including 2½ last year as a reserve end for New Orleans. He had a career-best five sacks in 2001 with Tom Coughlin's Jaguars.

 

"He had a good visit and there's interest on both ends," Schaffer said. "We'll continue to talk and see what develops."

 

Someone familiar with the Giants' thinking, who requested anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak publicly on the subject, said Wynn's signing is not an indication Michael Strahan won't be back. Strahan said he's close to making a final decision but could still be a few weeks away from that.

 

Even if Strahan comes back, the Giants would be interested in adding Wynn as a fourth end behind Strahan, Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck.

 

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note: According to NFL stats, Wynn played in only 10 games last season and had 3 1/2 sacks. Don't know where Garaflow gets 2 1/2

 

 

They released a free agent DE yesterday in anticipation of Wynn getting on the roster. No harm in this.

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some media reports are saying it could be a ploy to needle Strahan into getting back into uniform. I forgot what older DE they brought in last year, but some older personal rival of Strahan's and as soon as they did....Strahan decided to play again. This could be a little deja vu.

 

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Oh yeah...the guy they brought in last year was Simeon Rice

 

 

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some media reports are saying it could be a ploy to needle Strahan into getting back into uniform. I forgot what older DE they brought in last year, but some older personal rival of Strahan's and as soon as they did....Strahan decided to play again. This could be a little deja vu.

 

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Oh yeah...the guy they brought in last year was Simeon Rice

Beat me to it.

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Wynn is a bit of veteran depth and nothing more. How can a backup DE who at his best mustered 5 1/2 sacks in one season possibly be a ploy to bring back Strahan? Wynn is not even in the same class.

 

Football beat writers must be on vacation and dear abby is filling for the football sports section.

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It was a legit rivalry....but Rice always sells out on the run for the sack. That is why he saw a steady diet of draws, screens and other types of misdirection plays. Even in their prime I would still take Strahan as he is good against the run as well as being an elite pass rusher.

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It was a legit rivalry....but Rice always sells out on the run for the sack. That is why he saw a steady diet of draws, screens and other types of misdirection plays. Even in their prime I would still take Strahan as he is good against the run as well as being an elite pass rusher.

 

There isn't any comparison now though. Rice is sitting at home wishing he could play. Strahan is sitting at home with a team praying he comes back.

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