Former New York Giants safety Logan Ryan has reportedly filed a grievance against the team, per Dan Duggan of The Athletic.
Logan Ryan has filed a grievance against the Giants, per sources.
Ryan, who was released on March 17, had $5.5M of his 2022 salary fully guaranteed, while $8.5M of his salary was guaranteed for injury. Ryan’s grievance regards the $3M difference.
— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) April 22, 2022
The Giants released Ryan on March 17 as what was thought to be a cost-cutting move at the time but that didn’t make much sense since the cap savings were less than $1 million. The narrative then became that the team didn’t want the veteran influencing the locker room under the new coaching staff.
Duggan added more context below via Twitter:
“From what I gather, Ryan had postseason finger surgery. So the dispute is based on if he’s entitled to the full $8.5M because he was released after surgery. While the sides await a resolution, 40% of the disputed amount counts on the cap. So that’s $1.2M currently unavailable.”
Ryan was signed a week later by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Giants have been the focus of several lawsuits this offseason, most notably the one by Brian Flores, who contends his interview for the Giants’ head coaching job was a sham and by fans who want both them and the Jets to shed the “New York’ from their names since they both play their home games in New Jersey.