Report: Bennie Logan turned down contract extension from the Eagles
20 March 2017 Eagles News
It seems Bennie Logan bet on himself a little too much this offseason.
According to a report by Charles Robinson of Yahoo.com, Logan turned down a “sizeable” contract extension from the Eagles during the season.
Interesting. Was told DT Bennie Logan had a very sizable extension offer on table from #Eagles during the season and turned it down. Whoops.
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 20, 2017
Instead, Logan signed a one-year, $8 million deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. His deal is a prove it deal, if he does not perform, he is looking at even less money. It is rumored Logan turned down a deal in the $9 million price range. Logan must have thought the market would have been a lot bigger.
Logan was a fan-favorite and a good player but was not worth the kind of money he was rumored to be after. It was a smart move by the Eagles not to sign him.
To be honest, it is almost better Logan did not sign with the Eagles. With a lot of money already invested in Fletcher Cox, it would not make sense to pay Logan that much. If the rumors are true, Logan and Cox combined would cost the Eagles anywhere from $25-28 million, especially with Cox’s cap hit of $17.9 million this season.
This is an interesting story to follow because if true, you have to wonder what Logan was thinking? If he signed that deal, the Eagles would not have signed the free agents they did. Maybe, it is a blessing in disguise.
Losing Logan does leave a hole on the defensive line. The Eagles are rumored to be working on a contract extension for Beau Allen, but, still need another defensive tackle. Look for the Eagles to address this position with a day two pick.