New York Giants announce Logan Ryan signing

New York Giants, Logan Ryan
Jan 19, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Tennessee Titans cornerback Logan Ryan (26) runs onto the field before the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants announced on Friday that they’ve signed cornerback Logan Ryan.

Ryan, 29, spent the last three seasons with the Tennessee Titans. He started 16 games in 2019, totaling four interceptions, four and a half sacks and 113 combined tackles. Across his seven-year NFL career, Ryan has totaled 17 interceptions, 11 sacks and 494 combined tackles.

The Rutgers product was selected in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots, where he resided for the first four seasons of his career.

The Giants signing Ryan comes in the wake of a handful of defensive backs being absent from training camp. DeAndre Baker has been charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm; Sam Beal opted out of the 2020 season; Xavier McKinney suffered a fractured foot last week.

Giants general manager Dave Gettleman said in a Wednesday press conference that Ryan “fills a lot of roles” on defense (quotes via

“One of the things you guys will see once we start playing games, we’re going to be pretty multi-dimensional on defense. You are going to see a lot of stuff and Logan fills a lot of roles. It’s at a point where, what does being a starting player mean? It means probably playing 75, 80 percent on defense. He’ll be well up there. We see him as a fit in a lot of different roles. He had quite a year last year, you guys know that. Tennessee used him a little bit differently and it certainly gives you ideas about how to use him. He’ll be fine.”

The Giants active defensive backfield depth chart includes Ryan, James Bradberry, Jabrill Peppers, Julian Love, rookies Darnay Holmes and Chris Williamson and Isaac Yiadom, who was acquired on Wednesday from the Denver Broncos.

The Giants open the 2020 season at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday, Sept. 14.

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