Defensive tackle Bennie Logan signed a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. Logan spent the first four seasons of his career with the Philadelphia Eagles. With it looking like Dontari Poe is unlikely to return to Kansas City, this signing provides a valuable replacement.
To fill expected void, Chiefs and former Eagles DT Bennie Logan reach agreement on 1-year deal, per source. Looks like Dontari Poe moves on.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2017
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When the Eagles drafted Logan out of LSU with the 67th overall pick (third round), they were not sure just how effective he would become. To the pleasure of many fans and coaches, Logan emerged as an anchor in the middle of a talented defensive line that included Fletcher Cox and Vinny Curry. He missed a couple of games in each of the last two seasons to injury.
This past season, Logan played in 13 games and missed some time due to a groin injury. He recorded 24 tackles, 2.5 sacks and forced two fumbles. It was a little discouraging to see his numbers were so low, considering that Fletcher Cox was double-teamed for much of the season and left Logan with a better opportunity to create havoc.
The biggest strength of Logan’s game is his run stopping ability. Pro Football Focus ranked him the second-best run-stopping interior defensive lineman in 2015. He also has proved to be a great locker room presence and overall great guy to play with. If nagging injuries don’t keep him sidelined a couple of games each year, he should prove to be a dominant defensive tackle.
Logan went to high school in Louisiana and had an extremely good senior year. He was just a three-star recruit and stayed local to play for LSU. After redshirting his freshman year, he erupted as a junior and senior. In those two years, he played in every game and recorded 102 tackles, 12 sacks, and five sacks. He played alongside former first rounder and current Los Angeles Ram Michael Brockers. He was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round with the 67th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.