Should the Jets now sign him as a safety? Dan Leberfeld

Good thing the Jets didn’t go ahead and pay him big bucks at the other position.

During free agency, the Jets were considered a possible landing spot for former Tennessee Titans CB Logan Ryan. There was one report stating a deal was close to being consummated.

In May, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport announced that Ryan was looking for a $10 million salary this year.

Perhaps that price scared teams off, and Ryan is still unsigned.

And Rapoport announced on Monday that Ryan now views himself as a safety, not a cornerback.

So it was probably a good thing the Jets didn’t spend big bucks on him to fill one of their cornerback slots.

One reason Ryan, 29, is probably a better fit at safety, is that while he has good ball skills and tackling ability, he doesn’t have a elite speed.

So perhaps the Jets might kick the tires on him as a safety, a position they could probably use another veteran.


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