Giants sign CB Logan Ryan – Yesterday, the New York Giants announced the signing of free-agent cornerback Logan Ryan. Logan Ryan entered the NFL in 2013 with the New England Patriots. In 2017, he joined the Tennessee Titans on a 3-year deal. After not being brought back, Ryan was one of the hottest free agents on the market up until yesterday.
NFL Networks, Ian Rapoport, tweeted the news yesterday:
Logan Ryan is returning home to New Jersey. The star defensive back has agreed to 1 year, $7.5 million deal with the #Giants, sources said.
Ryan played his collegiate career at Rutgers University. He now returns home to a depleted New York Giants secondary. With DeAndre Baker getting himself into legal trouble, the Giants backend took a massive hit.
Heading into the offseason, one of the Giants’ top priorities was ensuring that backend to help with the development of young front seven. Last year in the offseason, in a trade dealing superstar Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns, the Giants in return, received young and upcoming SS Jabrill Peppers. Shortly after the offseason began, the Giants signed former Carolina Panthers CB James Bradberry to a 3-year, $45 million deal. Early in the second round, the Giants took Alabama safety, Xavier McKinney.
Just as the Giants secondary was starting to come into fruition, DeAndre Baker’s criminal behavior broke wind. Prior to the signing of Logan Ryan, the two Giant’s starting cornerbacks were James Bradberry and Corey Ballentine. Ballentine was a 6th round pick out of Auburn for the Giants in the 2019 draft.
The signing of Logan Ryan will now allow the Giants to move forward with their plans of bulking up that secondary. Ryan will settle in as the number two cornerback on the roster and will serve as a mentor to some of the younger guys in that secondary.
With Baker’s future in the league in jeopardy, the Giants resorted to plan b. A plan b that acquired them a productive CB who had 4 INT’s, 4 FF’s, 4.5 SACKs, and 73 solo tackles in 2019.
Anticipate Logan Ryan to come in with a chip shoulder as he stayed on the free-agent market for months. While this offseason was unusual due to COVID, Ryan still feels he has something to prove and of all he places, he is returning home to prove his worth to the rest of the league. Expect Ryan to do big things in the Big Apple.
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