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Report: Chiefs to sign Bennie Logan to one-year deal

Joseph Nocco

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September 25, 2016: Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Tackle Bennie Logan (96) celebrates a sack in the second half during the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. ( Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)
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According to multiple reports from Jason Ashworth and Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Kansas City Chiefs have signed veteran defensive tackle Bennie Logan to a one-year deal for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. The two sides secured a visit on Monday afternoon while it appears that Logan will be coming away from the meeting with a newly inked pact.

It is also worth noting that with Logan now reportedly on board, the Chiefs will more than likely be moving on from current unrestricted free agent and fellow defensive tackle Dontari Poe.

The 27-year-old defender previously spent his entire four-year NFL career in the “City of Brotherly Love” as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. Appearing in 13 regular season games in what would become his final go-round in Philadelphia, Logan registered a single-season career-low 24 total tackles. He also managed 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 2016-2017.

However, the most recent 2016-2017 campaign served as his most well-rounded single-season effort as a NFL defensive lineman. Even so, Logan previously produced at least 55 total tackles in both 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 in addition to just one combined sack during that 30-game regular season span.

On the other hand, the aforementioned Poe appeared in all 16 regular season games for the Chiefs this past season while producing 27 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and three pass defenses. Poe has notably spent the his entire five-year NFL career as a member of the Chiefs’ defense as it stands today.

Joe Nocco is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, born and raised in the New York area. Previously a contributor to SB Nation, Football.com and his own website titled Joe Nocco Sports, among others, Nocco has experience covering a variety of sports having specialized in content surrounding the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB. You can follow Nocco at @JoeNoccoFRS on Twitter.

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