There's a new nose tackle in town, and his name is Bennie Logan.
Logan joins the Kansas City Chiefs for the 2017 campaign after spending the first four years of his career with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles drafted the 6-foot-2, 315-pounder in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Logan's scheme in Philadelphia had shifted to 4-3 in 2016 with the hiring of Doug Pederson and defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz. The change in scheme translated to a dip in tackles and stops (Pro Football Focus).
Kansas City and Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton offered a switch back to a 3-4 defense and the nose tackle position, where Logan shined during his first three seasons in the league.
"I just felt like it was time for me to have a change of scenery," Logan added. "I just wanted to go out and do something different. I enjoyed my time there but I just felt like it was time for me to branch off and try to establish myself somewhere else."
Logan, this offseason, discussing why he chose to join the Kansas City Chiefs as a free agent: "I talked to Spencer (Ware) through my free agency, and he was telling me just the chemistry they have here, how tight they are, the family and just the scheme. I played with Spencer at LSU, so he's a guy I trust and everything. I have seen the things that Kansas City has been doing over the years, and I want to be a part of it to help them go farther than they went last year. Offense, defense, special teams, they've been a great team all around, so it's something I saw myself being a part of."
2017 Season Outlook: Logan's last season as a 3-4 nose tackle was 2015, and it resulted in 55 tackles (39 solo), which was top-10 among those at the position in the league, as well as a career-high 45 stops.
The Chiefs hope the switch back to the position offers a similar production output.