The Giants made a big change in the high school, but not the one everyone expected.
Safety Logan Ryan was released Thursday in a move directly related to the team’s unhealthy salary cap situation. If Ryan’s release is a designated cut after June 1 (each team is allowed two), then the cap savings go from $775,000 to $3.75 million.
Ryan, 31, co-captain and New Jersey native, often spoke enthusiastically about his love for the Giants organization and was a favorite of former head coach Joe Judge, although he supported the news era of general manager Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll. Daboll was an offensive coach when Ryan was a young cornerback with the Patriots.
By releasing Ryan, the Giants buy time to decide the fate of cornerback James Bradberry. Bradberry is available for trade as the Giants can save $12 million off the cap by parting ways, but teams are waiting to see if the Giants release him before offering draft compensation.
Ryan was the No. 60 ranked free agent last season, according to Pro Football Focus. He had one of the best years of his career with the Giants in 2020.
New York Post