Bennie Logan won’t be returning to the Philadelphia Eagles. The 27-year-old free agent defensive tackle is signing with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to The Kansas City Star. The news was first reported by Jason Ashworth.
It’s a bummer to see Logan won’t be back with the Eagles, but it’s hardly a surprise. If the Eagles really wanted to keep Logan, they could have made a better effort to re-sign him prior to the start of NFL free agency.
With Logan gone, defensive tackle becomes a big need for the Eagles. It’s possible the Eagles are comfortable with Beau Allen as a starter. The team is reportedly in contract extension talks with Allen. But he’s far from a proven starter and there’s a rumor out there that the Eagles are interested in Giants free agent defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins. Hankins is a couple years younger and has better career pass rush numbers than Logan does.
The Eagles selected Logan in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He turned out to be a good starting nose tackle in the Eagles’ 3-4 scheme before he moved to defensive tackle last year. Logan started 51 games for Philadelphia over four seasons.
Bennie is a good player and a fun locker room guy. He did a lot of great community work so his presence will be missed in Philadelphia.
But hey, at least he didn’t sign with Washington.
forEVA for Philly‼️✊ embraced me with open arms through the good and bad. I appreciate that tough love!— Bennie .C. Logan (@da_king_son18) March 14, 2017