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Report: Redskins Expected To Target Eagles DT Bennie Logan In Free Agency

Mark Eckel of NJ.com, citing a person with knowledge of the team’s plan, reports that the Redskins will target Eagles DT Bennie Logan in free agency if he ends up testing the open market.

Eckel mentions that the Redskins could use a big body up front on defense and Logan is likely to be among the best available interior defensive linemen in this year’s free agent class.

Of course, the Eagles still have time to work on a long-term extension with Logan and prevent him negotiating with other teams. However, Eckel says that there haven’t been any talks as of now. could prove to be costly for them to lock Logan up long-term.

It would take a sizable contract in order for Philadelphia to lock Logan up long-term and they currently have limited cap room to work with, which means they may have to make a few moves before any serious contract talks take place.

A month ago, Logan told reporters that he has no interest in testing the free agent market.

No,” Logan said, via NJ.com. “I never entertain this team, that team. I’m just going to enjoy my offseason, go back home, relax and see what happens.”

Logan also made it clear that he wants to be back with the Eagles next season.

I have beenĀ around here for four years. I have a great relationship with these guys. I enjoy playing next to Fletcher, Brandon Graham, Connor Barwin,” Logan said. “The relationship we have…trying to start over, do something new is not something I would be looking forward it. This is where I see myself at.”

Logan, 27, is a former third-round pick of the Eagles back in 2013. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $3.032 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $745,500 before testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent next year.

In 2016, Logan has appeared in 13 games and recorded 24 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 86 interior defensive lineman out of 127 qualifying players.

We have him featured in ourĀ Top 100 – 2017 Free Agents list.

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