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Bennie Logan Signs Rookie Deal

The Eagles inked third round DL Bennie Logan to a four-year contract, leaving OT Lane Johnson and QB Matt Barkley as the lone unsigned rookies. Due to the new CBA, rookies have very little wiggle room in contract negotiations, so don’t expect any holdouts.

Logan has a golden opportunity to carve out a nice role as a rotational defensive lineman right off the bat. Don’t expect him to beat out Cedric Thornton, Isaac Sopoaga, or Fletcher Cox for a starting job, but he has the versatility to play all over the defensive line and earn a bunch of snaps as a rookie. At 6’2″, 309, Logan is much better against the run than against the pass, but he has the length and bulk to fit as a nose tackle or defensive end. At LSU, he starred in a 4-3 defense as a defensive tackle, usually lining up as a 3-technique and occasionally as a 1-technique.┬áBy the end of the season, Logan could be pushing Thornton and Sopoaga for their starting jobs.

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