According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, former Eagles DT Bennie Logan is set to sign a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, replacing Dontari Poe.
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
The former LSU star leaves a gaping hole at the starting DT spot alongside Fletcher Cox for the Eagles, with the Birds currently looking to Beau Allen and Destiny Vaeao to step up.
Logan was previously among the top talents in the free agency class and had already visited with the Washington Redskins. Demand was high and understandably so. Setting new career highs in sacks and forced fumbles under Jim Schwartz after transitioning to a 4-3 Defense, Logan found his footing early on and continued to shine throughout the season. The team aren’t blessed with cap space and that was something naturally playing a huge factor in his future. A future that now sees him playing in Kansas City.
Beneath Logan, Beau Allen and Destiny Vaeao acted as more than just backups in 2016, combining for a total of 66.3% of Defensive snaps. Injuries did play a factor into their involvement, but the depth of Allen and the UDFA was well and truly utilized. There is a deep need on the defensive front now..and that all started when the team released Connor Barwin. The Eagles may have solidified their offense, but it’s now their ruthless pass rush that needs some attention.
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