By Peter Gleason
If you’re an Eagles fan hoping against hope that the salary cap-squeezed Birds can possibly find the cash to sign Bennie Logan, listen to what big boss Howie Boy Roseman said yesterday at the Indy scouting combine:
“I think for us, whether it is any player, Bennie or any of our free agents, contracts are a personal thing. We try to keep that between us and the player. But he has been a great player since he walked into the door for us,” Roseman said. “Huge contributor to our football team. Great character. Works hard. You are trying to keep as many good players as you can.”
Logan, 27, finished last season with 24 tackle and 2.5 sacks. He was arguably the best run stopper on the Eagles’ defense.
The Eagles have approximately $11 million in cap space, not counting the roughly $5 million they will use to sign their 2017 NFL Draft class.
The limited cap space will make it difficult for them to re-sign Logan.
“Anyone that you are trying to work in is going to affect someone else. It’s just the nature of this game. You only have so many resources,” Roseman said. “You are able to do whatever you want, it’s just a matter of what that means.”