Logan Ryan Says Titans 'Never Really Tried to Bring Me Back' in Free Agency

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistMay 11, 2020

Tennessee Titans cornerback Logan Ryan celebrates his interception for a touchdown against the New England Patriots in the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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Free-agent defensive back Logan Ryan said the Tennessee Titans have made no attempt at re-signing him this offseason.

"It's just a business," Ryan said on Devin and Jason McCourty's Double Coverage podcast (h/t Turron Davenport of ESPN.com). "Tennessee really never offered me a contract. They never really talked extension or free agency. They never really tried to bring me back."

Ryan spent the last three seasons in Tennessee, recording a career-high 113 tackles, 4.5 sacks and four interceptions in 2019. He registered a pick-six of Tom Brady that clinched the Titans' upset win over the New England Patriots in the Wild Card Round.

"I was willing to come back and work with the team on a one-year deal to earn the right for an extension or to go back to free agency next year," Ryan said. "I just wanted my salary that I made last year. You play well in a contract year, you're going to get paid. I wanted to keep that thing going, but they weren't really interested in that."

Ryan made $10 million last season between his $9.5 million base salary and $500,000 roster bonus. But the fact that no team has signed him nearly two months into the free-agency period means Ryan will likely have to settle for a sizable pay cut despite posting one of his best seasons.

The cornerback said he was offered multiyear contracts earlier in the free agency but decided to wait it out for a deal he felt better about.

It's likely Ryan will wind up inking a one-year prove-it deal at some point this offseason, though the coronavirus pandemic has placed a chill on the market.