The New York Giants have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Logan Ryan. The signing is for one year, $7.5 million—roughly $2.5 million less than what he was reportedly seeking.
It was reported on Sunday that Ryan had changed his agent and was looking to sign as soon as possible. There was mutual interest between the Giants and Ryan, and the two sides came to a quick agreement.
Ryan, 29, is coming off a solid year in 2019. He started in all 16 games for the Titans, who went to the AFC Championship game. In those 16 games, he recorded a career highs in tackles with 113, and passes defended with 18. He also had four interceptions and four forced fumbles on the year.
Following the injury to rookie safety Xavier McKinney, the Giants were in need of help in the secondary. Ryan is a perfect replacement as he can play both outside cornerback and in the slot. Earlier in the off-season, there were reports Ryan wanted to play safety in 2020, adding more versatility to his game.
With rookie cornerback Darnay Holmes having a strong showing in training camp, the slot corner position seems to be filled. The Giants could start Ryan on the outside along with James Bradberry, or move him safety. Julian Love is also a candidate to start at cornerback or free safety in 2020 after a good rookie campaign in 2019.
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