Chiefs Sign DT Bennie Logan

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 PoeBennie Logan (Vertical)

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 FalconsColts, 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).

Logan earned an honorable mention on PFR’s Top 50 Free Agents list, and ranked as our No. 6 free agent interior defender.

 

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6 comments on “Chiefs Sign DT Bennie Logan

  1. Polish Hammer

    Cya, he was a good player but glad Philly didn’t overpay to keep him.

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  2. Polish Hammer

    That comment was intended for the Bennie Logan article. As for Daniels, I thought his contract made no sense other than to keep him as he’d cost as much off the roster as on the roster. His cap hit is there regardless but now they have the added cost of his replacements (Foles) contract when they had little cap space already. So I wouldn’t have released him just for the sake of letting him sign elsewhere

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  3. Branson Reynolds

    Really like this signing. We need a NT that’s good against the run at a low cost. Really like our DL rotation this year. Jones, Howard, Bailey, Roches, now Logan. Hopefully we can get Reyes back at the Vet minimum for depth. The Chiefs seem to be doing a good job of waiting out the market and let the good deals fall to them. Maybe we’ll still get Hodges or Kendricks if he’s cut. Just need a CB2 and the defense is looking strong.

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    • dmaciel

      can’t say the D looks strong without solving ILB

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      • Branson Reynolds

        hence why i mentioned getting hodges or kendricks

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  4. Cleveland - City of Losers

    He’s a fit replacement for Poe. Good one, Chiefs.

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