## ## Rutgers star Logan Ryan says signing with Jets ‘makes a lot of sense
Free agent cornerback Logan Ryan who might sign with the Jets (unless he signs with the Dolphins or somebody else) appeared on NFL Network on Thursday morning.
Logan said playing for the Jets “makes a lot of sense,” but he is keeping his options open.
Ryan starred at Rutgers and Eastern Regional High in Voorhees before the Patriots drafted him in Round 3 in 2013. So signing with the Jets would be a homecoming of sorts.
Ryan would be a good signing by Jets general manager Joe Douglas, who overhauled the cornerback position this offseason by cutting Trumaine Johnson and Darryl Roberts.
Yes, Douglas already signed Pierre Desir after the Colts cut him. But it’s not a sure thing that Desir can become a No. 1 corner. And even if Desir solidifies one outside cornerback spot, there’s still the other spot to worry about. (Brian Poole has re signed as the Jets’ slot corner.)
The Jets are looking at entering 2020 with Quincy Wilson, Nate Hairston, Bless Austin, and Arthur Maulet as the primary competitors for the outside corner spot opposite Desir. Not great.
Ryan would give defensive coordinator Gregg Williams another proven option. And Ryan also has the ability to play in the slot. He has started 85 games.
Ryan, 29, was with the Patriots from 2013 16, then played for the Titans the past three seasons. His contract expired this offseason. He has 17 career interceptions (four last season) and 78 passes defended (career best 18 last season).
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