1. The New York Giants Cutting Logan Ryan
The New York Giants have a new GM and a new head coach, but apparently, that isn’t helping all that much with decision-making. Last week, the Giants decided to cut safety/cornerback Logan Ryan, a defensive captain and nine-year NFL veteran. Ryan is a two-time Super Bowl champ and has collected 18 interceptions, 14 forced fumbles, 13.0 sacks, and 705 tackles in his career.
There were several issues with this decision. For starters, it only saved the team a mere $775,000 in cap space. Plus, it costs them a massive $11.45 million in dead cap penalty. So, for little-to-no savings and a huge hit to the dead cap, they created an additional void at safety and removed a positive, veteran voice from the locker room.
If you’re wondering if Ryan was worth keeping, maybe the fact that the Tampa Bay Buccanneers chose to sign him less than 24 hours after he was cut by the Giants tells you something. To make matters worse, Ryan himself said that he would have stayed in New York. He was quoted saying that it wasn’t his decision and that the Giants were wanting to move in a different direction.
Honestly, Ryan is the winner in this situation. And he likely knows that. He now has a far better chance of winning his third Super Bowl ring by joining the Bucs. He certainly wasn’t winning one with New York in 2022. The safety/cornerback now joins guard Shaq Mason as another former Patriot to rejoin forces with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay.
Hopefully, these odd/poor choices by the Cowboys’ NFC East foes somewhat help with the frustration of the lack of movement from the Dallas front office.