Report: Washington to Target Bennie Logan If He Hits Market

If Bennie Logan isn't with the Eagles in 2017, he might end up with a division opponent. 

According to a report by NJ.com on Monday, Washington is planning to target Logan if the defensive tackle indeed becomes an unrestricted free agent on March 9. 

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Until then, the Eagles can try to work out a long-term deal with their former third-round pick, but they already have a lot of money tied up on the defensive line and are in a tougher salary cap situation than they're used to. Logan will be the Eagles' biggest-name free agent. 

Logan, 27, just finished the fourth and final year of his rookie contract after being taken in the third round of the 2013 draft out of LSU. The Eagles' defense was clearly better with him than without him this season, which was evident when he missed some games because of injury. 

Toward the end of the 2016 season, Logan wasn't shy about his desire to return to Philadelphia for the 2017 season. 

"I've been around here for four years," Logan said on Dec. 28. "I have a connection with these guys. I enjoy playing next to Fletcher (Cox), Brandon Graham, Connor Barwin, just the relationships we have, man.

"Trying to start over and do something new, is something I'm not looking forward to. Because I enjoy being here, the city and everything. This is where I see myself at."

Likewise, Eagles de facto GM Howie Roseman has continually said the team would like to have Logan back. But that doesn't mean it's going to happen. 

Ultimately, football is a job for Logan and it would be tough for him to turn down a bigger contract elsewhere. And because Logan has proved he's capable of playing in a 4-3 or a 3-4 defense, there shouldn't be a shortage of teams interested in his services. 

One of those teams being Washington makes sense, according to CSNMidAtlantic. Logan could land in Washington and take over as the team's nose tackle. 

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