The 25-year-old was released by the Patriots on October 4 after spending the entire off-season with the club, but was claimed by the Jets on waivers before Bill Belichick's side could add him to their practice squad.
"Well, he never really remembered anything -- just kidding," Ryan told the New York Daily News.
"You obviously pick his brain and all that other stuff for sure. He's a sharp young man, so we do our due diligence and get what we can out of him."
The Jets are 3-3 in their season going into their week seven clash with the Patriots.