Eagles ink third-round pick Bennie Logan to rookie deal

6/6/13 in NFL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

The Philadelphia Eagles announced the signing of third-round pick Bennie Logan to his rookie contract on Thursday. The move comes on the day when the Philadelphia Eagles wrap up their offseason program with the last practice of their three-day mandatory minicamp on Thursday.
Only two of the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2013 draft picks – Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson (first-round) and USC quarterback Matt Barkley (fourth-round) – remain unsigned. But expect the Philadelphia Eagles to have both of them under contract very soon, since the new collective bargain agreement limits negotiations in contracts by establishing a rookie pay scale. Furthermore, the CBA also mandates that all rookies should be signed prior to training camp, which begins in July.
Bennie Logan was the first of five defensive players taken by the Philadelphia Eagles in this year’s draft. The former LSU defensive lineman Bennie Logan was selected 67th overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third-round of the 2013 NFL draft. Bennie Logan has been participating in the offseason workout programs since being drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in April. The versatile defensive lineman, Bennie Logan has played several positions along the defensive line this spring. However, Bennie Logan had been reportedly working mostly with the third-team as a defensive end during offseason camp.
The 23-year-old Bennie Logan was an All-SEC second team selection as a junior at LSU. As a leader of the Tigers’ defense last season, Bennie Logan appeared in all 13 games while making 12 starts. Bennie Logan finished the 2012 season with 45 tackles, 5.5 tackles for a loss, two sacks, one forced fumble and three passes defensed, while anchoring a Tigers’ defense that ranked among the top 10 in the country in run defense (ninth) and total defense (eighth).
The 6-foot-2, 309-pound Bennie Logan tallied 107 tackles, 12 1/2 tackles for loss and five sacks over his three-year collegiate career at LSU.
As a rookie, Bennie Logan is expected into rotation along the Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive line with  veterans Antonio Dixon and Fletcher Cox as well as with Isaac Sopoaga, who was signed by the team this offseason. Bennie Logan could conceivably play at both defensive end and tackle, depending on whether the Philadelphia Eagles deploy are inclined towards 3-4 defense or a 4-3 alignment this season. The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to run a hybrid defense with both three and four-man fronts this season in the 2013 season.
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