By: Ryan Phillips | December 8, 2018 9:11 pm ET
There are reports emerging in New York regarding a positive test for an artificial substance by Giants safety Logan Ryan. The center of the story was a tweet by the team that appeared to confirm the story.
Updated https://t.co/1BrwVl09kI via @ESPN @PFF pic.twitter.com/YAsC90lWVh — New York Giants (@Giants) December 9, 2018
According to @ESPN @PFF via me Logan Ryan tested positive for CoVID-19. He missed practice today. FWIW he was originally denied testing twice today in response to today’s Notice of Inquiry. @SFGate @RichTangential @JACovich @KingCracken — Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) December 9, 2018
According to the website Spotrac, Logan Ryan is due to make $6.75 million in base salary in 2019. However, Ryan currently has three cap hits and will likely be placed on injured reserve. The Giants would save $2.8 million against the cap, which is a helpful signing for the team this offseason.
This isn’t good news for the Giants, they would save nearly $6 million in cap space (including the $2.8 million guaranteed from next year) if the team were to place Ryan on IR today.
The Giants have 30 days to make a decision on Ryan’s status. If he clears waivers, the Giants will pay him the $2.8 million that they’d save by placing him on IR. If Ryan is placed on IR, the Giants would be responsible for the balance of his $6.75 million salary next year and the signing bonus that was paid to him.