NY Giants Rumors: Logan Ryan, Prince Amukamara Linked Ahead of 2020 Season

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistAugust 31, 2020

Tennessee Titans cornerback Logan Ryan (26) celebrates after sacking Houston Texans quarterback AJ McCarron during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
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The New York Giants reportedly have interest in veteran defensive backs Logan Ryan and Prince Amukamara, according to Matt Lombardo of NJ.com. 

Per that report:

"The Giants are specifically interested in both players, as they remain free agents... But there's a catch: Signing any veteran to bolster a thin secondary will not come at the expense of giving playing time to young defensive backs, like rookie fourth-round cornerback Darnay Holmes, the person said. Holmes has a chance to be the Giants' starting slot corner."

The Giants have potential vacancies at one starting corner spot opposite James Bradberry and at free safety with Xavier McKinney dealing with a fractured foot. Corey Ballentine is one option at corner, while Julian Love could handle free safety duties. 

But both Ryan and Amukamara would make sense for the Giants at the right price. Ryan, 29, sees himself as a safety after playing all over the field in 2019 and posting strong stats, with 113 tackles, four interceptions, 18 passes defended, 4.5 sacks and four forced fumbles. 

Ryan could be a nice option at free safety. The issue is that the Giants are unlikely to match the $10 million figure he reportedly wants, per Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. 

Amukamara, 31, could also make sense as a veteran option at corner. And after being released from the Las Vegas Raiders, he's expressed interest in a second tenure with the Giants. 

"That's where I started," he told Steve Serby of the New York Post. "It would be awesome."

Amukamara played the first five years of his career with the Giants. Last year, he posted 53 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 15 games with the Chicago Bears. He signed with the Raiders this offseason but was released after rookie corner Damon Arnette turned heads during training camp.