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Bengals host Giants defensive lineman Kerry Wynn

The Cincinnati Bengals are looking to add some depth to their defensive line and special teams units.

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The Cincinnati Bengals are continuing to keep busy this March. While they have largely looked at re-signing many of their own valued unrestricted free agents, they are continuing to keep their eyes on the periphery.

An area in which the Bengals are looking to increase depth is on the defensive line. Aside from having some mock draft picks at the spots thrown their way, Cincinnati is looking at a veteran to potentially add a mix of youth and experience in Kerry Wynn.

Of course, Wynn has connections to Bengals defensive coordinator, Lou Anarumo. He played on a Giants defense in which Anarumo was the secondary coach in 2018.

Wynn was originally an undrafted free agent acquisition of New York in 2014 out of the University of Richmond. He has largely played off of the edge, but as Jordan Ranaan notes, Wynn has versatility, in terms of getting to the passer from multiple spots and in special teams ability.

As a rotational player, Wynn has compiled 4.5 sacks and 140 total tackles in the past five seasons. He set a career-high in tackles with 53 in 2015, as well as a best in sacks in 2018 with 1.5 (tied the mark in 2014).

On paper, one of the deeper areas of the Bengals’ current roster is on the defensive line. On the interior, they have potential future Hall of Fame defensive lineman, Geno Atkins, as well as a slew of pass-rushers.

Carlos Dunlap, Jordan Willis, Sam Hubbard and Carl Lawson all bring varying skill sets, but Zac Taylor’s staff appears to be eager to add more talent. They’ve hosted Vinny Curry and Shaquil Barrett to date, so they’re looking for rotational help.

Apparently, New York isn’t intent on just letting him walk without a fight. While Wynn signing with the Bengals wouldn’t move the national needle, he did have eight special teams tackles in 2018, which is helpful to any team.

We’ll keep you updated on the progress of this potential move as it happens.