The NY Jets seemed to be on the verge of signing free-agent cornerback Logan Ryan, but he says that he’s still “open for business.”
The NY Jets appeared to have landed an instant-impact free agent in the middle of May when it was reported the other day that cornerback Logan Ryan was expected to sign with the team, or at least that the Jets believed he would sign.
But his appearance on “Good Morning Football” this morning made it clear that no deal is imminent just yet.
Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News reported on Tuesday that the Jets “believed” that they would sign Ryan to a one-year deal. That news was met with near-universal praise from Jets fans who were excited about the idea of adding Ryan to the team’s secondary.
However, it now seems as though a deal might not get done. At least not yet.
Ryan was invited on to NFL Network this morning where he was asked about his free-agent status — particularly in regards to the Jets. A New Jersey native and Rutgers product, Ryan said that signing with the Jets “makes a lot of sense.”
But he then doubled down by insisting that no deal had been reached and that he was still “completely open for business.”
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Perhaps the two sides are closing in on a deal and he just didn’t want to tip his hand. Or perhaps he’s trying to drum up more interest by expressing that he still hasn’t made up his mind.
Maybe it’s just a guy being an honest man on live television.
Either way, it does seem that many jumped the gun in assuming that Ryan to the Jets was a done deal. At the moment, he’s still a free agent. He still could very well sign with the Jets in the near future.
But as of now, Logan Ryan is still on the open market.
There’s no telling that Ryan wouldn’t be a major boost to a new-look Jets cornerback group. With his versatility to line up either on the outside or in the slot, Ryan would be a perfect chess piece for defensive coordinator Gregg Williams to play with.
Let’s just hope that a deal gets done so we could forget this misunderstanding ever happened and move on with Logan Ryan as a member of the Jets.