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Report: Chiefs signing DT Bennie Logan, likely ends pursuit of Dontari Poe

The Chiefs reportedly signed Bennie Logan, which likely means Dontari Poe is not coming back
Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

The Kansas City Chiefs would have loved to bring defensive tackle Dontari Poe back in free agency, but another signing, defensive tackle Bennie Logan, likely signals the end of that hope.

According to Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star, the Chiefs are signing Logan, which likely means there is little chance Poe comes back according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Originally a third-round selection by the Philadelphia Eagles out of LSU in 2013, Logan is a tenured veteran. In four years, he started 51 games for the Eagles, tallying 167 total tackles and 5.5 sacks. He’s not the kind of impact player Poe has been at times for the Chiefs, but he’s no slouch in the middle, either.

Speaking of Poe, he visited the Indianapolis Colts recently and is headed to Atlanta to visit the Falcons. He’s also been linked to the Jacksonville Jaguars and is reportedly interested in potentially signing a one-year deal himself so he can re-enter free agency in 2018.

Either way, Poe likely priced himself out of a return to Kansas City, where he’s played since 2012 as a first-round pick out of Memphis.

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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

Managing Editor here at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker, Foxsports.com and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.