Ever since the great Earl Thomas fiasco bucked it’s head resulting in the Ravens losing one of their best defensive backs, the conventional wisdom is that they’re in the market for some help in their secondary. It sounds like they did have some interest in a high profile player, but he’ll no longer be available for them to acquire:
Logan Ryan is returning home to New Jersey. The star defensive back has agreed to 1 year, $7.5 million deal with the #Giants, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2020
Ryan is a very solid corner who’s expressed interest in expanding his repertoire into the safety position as well, and the always reliable Jeff Zrebiec confirmed that Baltimore did in fact take a look at bringing Ryan on:
Ryan lands with Giants. Ravens had modest interest, but not at that price. https://t.co/aMaimKTYaE— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) August 31, 2020
Even with the new hole in their secondary, this sounds about right. Ryan is a nice player who’s been solid throughout his career, but bringing him in for $7.5 million just before week one really solves any of their problems (at least for the right price).
We’ll see what the Ravens do (if anything) regarding their defensive back room, but for now, Ryan’s name can be scratched off the list. In the meantime, keep an eye out for another move (or moves) to potentially be made as the first wave of cuts begins.