Logan Ryan should be Saints’ No. 1 target in second wave of free agency
The New Orleans Saints have opened up around $5 million in cap space after the releasing guard Larry Warford. With it, they should target Logan Ryan.
Per usual, the Saints don’t need another player to be a Super Bowl-caliber team. They have all they need in order to continue as the NFC South’s best team, especially after the addition of wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.
However, after drafting first-round pick Cesar Ruiz, a guard/center out of Michigan, and ensuingly releasing Larry Warford, they have free the cap space necessary to make another move in free agency, one that could have an immediate impact.
The player that’s generating a good amount of buzz among the Saints’ diehard fanbase is Logan Ryan, a cornerback that has said his time with the Tennessee Titans, a team that crushed expectations during the 2019 postseason, is coming to an end.
Hopefully, Ryan will be expecting around a $5 million contract. With the 90-man roster filling up and then eventual cuts down to 55, Ryan would be a lock to crack both. While not necessarily elite, he is a solid option and would likely slot in behind Marshon Lattimore.
Even if he finds himself behind the aging Janoris Jenkins, Ryan would easily still see the field on the bulk of plays. That said, Ryan was considered the third-best corner still on the market by NJ.com’s Mike Kaye. Falcons Wire also ranked him one of the top-20 remaining free agents.
Ryan, this past season, notched 113 tackles.
Tacking on four interceptions as well, the 5-foot-11 former third-round pick may have had the best season of his career. Numbers-wise, it’s certainly up there for the 26-year-old as he tacked on career highs in tackles, pass deflections and many other stats.
Also, something to note about Ryan is that he’s missed just three games throughout his seven-year career, so if durability is at the top of the Saints’ wishlist, they have to go no further than Logan Ryan.
Ryan may not make the Saints’ Super Bowl favorites, but he would ensure their cornerback play is among the best in the league.