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Titans free agency: Bill Barnwell grades the Logan Ryan signing

It’s an A+ in my book.

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Bill Barnwell has a running column grading free agency signings. The only one he has graded for the Titans so far is Logan Ryan. He gave it a B. Here are part of his comments:

It took some time for Ryan to get there, but he had his finest season as a pro in 2016, looking every bit as good as Malcolm Butler for most of the campaign in helping push the Patriots to yet another Super Bowl.

The Titans desperately needed a cornerback after scuffling with a dismal Perrish Cox for most of 2016, so it seemed likely they would pursue Ryan. This comes in as slightly better than expected because of the price tag; the Titans had to give Ryan only three years and $30 million, a lower average salary and a shorter deal than the deals given to A.J. Bouye and Dre Kirkpatrick.

This is an A+ signing. I don’t care what Barnwell says. The Titans have a big need at corner. Ryan is the first step in filling that need. Ryan is a huge upgrade over what they have on the roster.