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Giants news, 7/24: Logan Ryan, most important players, more

New York Giants headlines for Saturday

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Logan Ryan announces new police reform initiative

Through RAST, Logan Ryan and his father Lester will provide police with training sessions and videos that emphasize minimal use of force, empathy and professionalism.

Per their website:

RAST provides law enforcement with use-of-force training and deescalation techniques. The Ryan Approach© serves to improve traditional police methods during arrest and high stress encounters to achieve maximum safety for citizens while maintaining officer safety.

Ranking Giants’ 25 most important players: Leonard Williams needs to perform like 1 of NFL’s highest-paid defensive linemen -

Zack Rosenblatt named Williams the third-most important player to the Giants’ success next year, higher than any other member of the defense.

Why he’s important: The stats tell most of the story, but not all of it. The pass rush around Williams should be better in 2021, but that’s partly dependent on Williams taking up blockers and continuing to dominate like he proved he can last season.

It won’t be any easier with Dalvin Tomlinson departing for the Minnesota Vikings and the Giants replacing him with a couple of veterans (Austin Johnson, Danny Shelton) that aren’t quite as dynamic.

Williams earned his big payday, but now he needs to maintain that level of play as one of the league’s highest-paid defensive linemen.

Re-Grading the NFL’s Biggest Free-Agency Moves from the 2021 Offseason - Bleacher Report

Kenny Golladay’s contract earns an A-.

Contract: Four years, $72 million ($40 million guaranteed)

In his third term, quarterback Daniel Jones goes into a crucial prove-it year. The New York Giants will find out how he fares with a lead wideout in Kenny Golladay, whose contract lists 11th in total guarantees among players at his position, per Spotrac.

When healthy, Golladay has produced at the level of a No. 1 receiver. The Pro Bowl wideout eclipsed 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons (2018 and 2019) and led the league in touchdown receptions (11) for the latter of those terms.

Last year, Golladay missed 11 contests with hamstring and hip injuries. Based on his contract numbers, Big Blue seems confident he’ll bounce back to elevate the offense.

As a big-bodied target (6’4”, 213 lbs), Golladay brings a different skill set to a wideout unit that includes Darius Slayton, slot receiver Sterling Shepard and speedy first-rounder Kadarius Toney. He’s a possession receiver who wins with strong hands and physicality.

If Jones doesn’t play up to expectations in 2021, Golladay can become a unique asset for the next quarterback to take over the offense.

Grade: A-

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