FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 04: Logan Ryan #26 of the Tennessee Titans carries the ball to score a touchdown against the New England Patriots in the fourth quarter of the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 04, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
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New Jersey native Logan Ryan has signed a one-year deal with the New York Giants Monday while the New York Jets stand idle.

Perhaps the “I’m Coming Home” feel this time around is not as powerful as a Carmelo Anthony return to the city nearly a decade ago. Then again, it still works.

The New York Giants have signed veteran defensive back Logan Ryan to a one-year, $7.5 million deal, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Ryan, 29, is a Berlin, NJ native and Rutgers alumn. He and the New York Jets were long-rumored to come together at some point this offseason, but it never materialized.

He instead will return home with the Giants of East Rutherford, NJ, as he excitingly announced on his official Twitter account.

Why it did not work out with the Jets remains unclear. Maybe Joe Douglas just did not hold the type of interest warranted for that type of money (even if it was just a one-year deal). Perhaps it had to do with a position change.

Ryan now views himself as a safety, as reported earlier in the month. The Jets depth chart does not need another safety at the moment. With Marcus Maye, Bradley McDougald and Ashtyn Davis manning down the fort, the fit with Ryan as a safety would be tough.

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If Ryan was ready and willing to play both cornerback and safety, it should have been a no-brainer. The Jets could use plenty of corners.

Time will on the position issue. Joe Judge‘s team is currently without cornerback Deandre Baker and safety Sam Beal.

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