The restructuring of the New York Giants coaching staff, including the signing of defensive coordinator James Bettcher from the Cardinals, will likely shift the team's scheme from the 4-3 set they ran with Steve Spagnuolo to a 3-4.
Instead of the typical pass-rushing edge defenders and standard strongside-weakside-middle linebacker setup as their base, the G-Men will need edge guys who can both rush and drop back into coverage with ease while playing out of a two-point stance.
That need contributes to the recently-reported decision to re-sign versatile end Kerry Wynn.
Kerry Wynn is returning to the Giants on a one-year deal, per source. Versatile defensive lineman has started 10 games and has 3.0 career sacks. Quality run stuffer adds more depth to the defensive front.— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) March 19, 2018
The 27-year-old Wynn has appeared in 49 games during his four-year career in New York, and has played as a hybrid end/linebacker throughout his time in the league.
With Jonathan Casillas and Keenan Robinson likely to depart as free agents and 26-year-old Devon Kennard signing with the Detroit Lions, the linebacker position has been a major priority for the Giants this offseason.
The additions of Alec Ogletree