Offensive lineman Kenny Wiggins would possibly now be a well known title to Giants followers, however he is a man who has been round a bit since going undrafted in 2011 out of Fresno State.
Wiggins signed with the Ravens apply squad in November 2011; the next January, he joined the 49ers within the low season however did not make the roster.
After a sting with the 49ers in 2012 and 2013, Wiggins lastly discovered a task, albeit a short lived one, with the Chargers in 2015 when he took snaps at left guard, proper guard, and proper sort out, together with his first profession, begin in a Week 4 sport during which he changed injured starter Orlando Franklin. That 12 months, Wiggins appeared in 14 video games with eight begins alternating between proper and left guard.
Wiggins remained with the Chargers by means of the 2016 season, and in 2017 when Forest Lamp suffered a season-ending harm, Wiggins stepped in at proper guard, beginning all 16 video games.
Wiggins moved to the Lions in 2018 and have become a starter when proper guard T.J. Lang was injured. The next 12 months, Wiggins served as a backup/spot starter for the Lions, primarily working at each guard spots. In 2020, Wiggins was unable to make the Lions roster and ended up on their apply squad.
After a few strikes from the apply squad to the 53-man roster as a normal game-day elevation, Wiggins was lastly launched by the Lions on October 24 and was scooped up by the Giants, who signed him to their apply squad on November 3.
What He Brings
Wiggins’ versatility is his calling card, however he does not supply anybody explicit particular set of traits relying on who you learn.
In a 2018 article showing on SB Nation’s Delight of Detroit, writer Mike Payton, in an interview with Richard Wade from Bolts from the Blue, had this to say about Wiggins:
POD: What are his strengths?
BFTB: “He’s powerful and received’t miss video games with minor dings. He has expertise at and is generally able to enjoying a number of positions. He’s a tough employee and can do something that’s requested of him by the coaches.”
POD: What are his weaknesses?
BFTB: “His weaknesses are principally all the things that isn’t masked by making an attempt actually onerous. His athleticism is unexceptional. His approach is merely ample. If he performs each week, opposing defenses will acknowledge his limitations and assault them. There’s a purpose that he regarded like one of many higher linemen on the group for the primary third of the season earlier than falling off badly late within the 12 months.”
Having not seen a lot of Wiggins since he is joined the Giants, it might solely be honest to attend till coaching camp to supply an up to date opinion as to the place Wiggins has improved or nonetheless wants work.
Wiggins signed a Veteran Wage Profit deal this previous low season value 1,078,500, however which solely counts for $853,500 towards the cap.
Wiggins spent the spring working with the second-string offensive line. Given his versatility–as beforehand famous, he can play guard and tackle–there will greater than doubtless be a spot for him on the apply squad, with a chance to even crack the 53-man roster if, for some purpose, Nate Solder is not capable of return from his 12 months away.
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