The Chiefs are signing defensive tackle Bennie Logan to a one-year deal, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). The accord will likely displace free agent defensive tackle Dontari Poe.
The Redskins had reported interest in Logan dating back to January, but he left D.C. on Friday without a deal. That left the door open for KC to swoop in and land one of this year’s top available defensive tackles.
I would presume Logan came with a lower asking price than Poe, but terms of the Logan deal are not yet known and we don’t know for sure how far the Poe market has sunk. The Falcons, Colts, Jaguars, Dolphins, Raiders, and 49ers are all known to have interest in Poe, but his back problems are reportedly giving teams pause. He may wind up taking a one-year prove-it deal with an eye on re-entering the market next March. The Chiefs’ decision to sign Logan over Poe isn’t a great endorsement of the former first-round pick and his market will likely suffer now that a major suitor is off the table.
Logan, a third-round pick in 2013, has missed five games since entering the league – all in the past two seasons – and totaled 51 starts and 5.5 sacks. He’s coming off the third straight year in which he started in each of his appearances, and he notched personal bests in sacks (2.5) and forced fumbles (two).
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