New York Giants Sign Free Agent Defensive Back Logan Ryan

Logan Ryan with Tennessee Titans in 2019. Photo by Trask Smith/CSM/Shutterstock (10514610m)

The New York Giants, desperately need some help in the defensive backfield and they’re going to get it.

The team is reportedly signing former Tennesee Titans and New England Patriots defensive back Logan Ryan to a one-year contract worst up to $7.5 million.

This will be a homecoming for Logan, who was born and raised in New Jersey and played college football at Rutgers. Ryan’s contract with the Titans expired last year and the team had no interest in extending him. Ryan was patient, waiting for the right opportunity since March.

Earlier in the offseason, Ryan might have confused some of his potential suitors by stating on a podcast that he was more of a safety than a cornerback, despite the fact that he has almost always lined up exclusively as an outside or slot corner in his career.

Indications grew that Ryan was getting serious about finding a team sooner rather than later when he switched agents and signed with power broker Joel Segal five days ago.

Ryan will be making 25% less with the Giants than he was making with the Titans, but he looks to be in a good place where he can potentially extend his career by performing up to expectations. Plus, he’s already familiar with Giants coach Joe Judge from the time the two spent together in New England.

The Giants need help in their young defensive backfield. Their rookie safety Xavier McKinney recently injured his foot and will be out for more than 10 weeks and former first-round pick DeAndre Baker is on the Commissioner’s exempt list because of pending criminal charges against him.