Todd Bowles Not Ready To Declare Logan Ryan Back (Yet)

November 15th, 2022

Logan Ryan status.

Joe thought the timing of Logan Ryan Twittering about how he’s almost ready to resume play for the Bucs rather funny.

The Bucs had just beaten the first-place Seahawks convincingly Sunday morning, easily the best the Bucs have played all season. It was the second win in a row and shortly after the game, Ryan, a starting defensive back, Twittered he should be back soon.

How soon is “soon?” Joe doesn’t know. So yesterday, Bucs coach Todd Bowles was asked if Ryan, who had surgery on his foot and is on injured reserve, possibly could be ready for the Cleveland game.

Sunday’s was the fourth game Ryan has missed since being placed on IR. Four games is the minimum a player must be out before being eligible to return to the active roster.

The Bucs travel to Cleveland a week from Sunday, the first game after the bye week. Bowles didn’t sound overly convinced Ryan could be ready.

“It’s possible but I doubt it,” Bowles said. “I haven’t seen him running yet.

“It’s way too early to say he will be back right now. We will just wait and see how it goes.”

That’s fair. Bowles isn’t going to make some grand statement on the return of a player unless the guy gets on a practice field. That would be premature.

Joe still finds Ryan’s timing funny for when he declared himself close to being back. Sounds like someone doesn’t want to miss out on the fun of winning.

4 Responses to “Todd Bowles Not Ready To Declare Logan Ryan Back (Yet)”

  1. Winky Says:

    Can you blame him?!?

    Thanks, Joe!

  2. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Need him back. Teams are targeting SMB. His coverage is suspect. Not sure if he’s just slow or has terrible technique. He’s been getting burnt for several years now. He does get some picks occasionally.

  3. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Oh, and Ryan has FOMO. He’s been on these Brady led teams before when they get hot. He knows what can happen.

  4. Cobraboy Says:

    Recovery from Jones surgery takes 6+ weeks at a minimum, even for an elite athlete.

    I don’t see how it’s possible for several more weeks.