Beau Allen is reportedly working on a contract extension with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Based on recent developments, it seems Logan’s days with the Eagles could be numbered.
According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles are negotiating a contract extension with Beau Allen. If Allen receives a new contract, the writing is on the wall for Logan and his tenure with the Eagles.
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The Eagles selected Allen with the 224th overall pick in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Originally drafted as a 3-4 nose tackle, Allen made a smooth transition to 4-3 defensive tackle and has become an extremely useful player for the Eagles. Allen is used primarily as a rotational defensive tackle, but has been effective in the trenches when on the field.
Losing Logan will be a tough pill to swallow for the Eagles. Logan was a key member of the Eagles’ second-ranked front seven in 2016 and has quickly become one of the NFL’s top run-stopping defensive linemen. While his stats don’t jump off the screen, his play on the field certainly does.
But as we wrote last week, losing Logan wouldn’t be the end of the world for the Eagles. As good as Logan is, Allen has showed a lot of potential while playing in a limited role. Allen started just three games in 2016, but still managed to record 29 tackles and a half-sack. Logan had him beat with 2.5 sacks, but recorded just 24 tackles in his 13 starts.
Nothing is set in stone, but it certainly seems that the Eagles’ desire to extend Beau Allen spells the end for Bennie Logan in Philadelphia. If that’s the case, the Eagles will likely go into 2017 with Allen starting alongside Fletcher Cox on the defensive line.