The Washington Redskins entered this offseason with a plan to get better in the defensive trenches in an effort to bolster a near league bottom team against the run. Fast forward a few weeks and the franchise seems focused on just that as they have already signed three good defensive players this week. Now according to sources, the Redskins have setup a meeting with former Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Bennie Logan. The reports state that Logan would meet with Redskins officials Friday night and Saturday to discuss him playing in Washington. The Redskins have been linked to Logan since before free agency began as a report came out weeks ago stating Washington would target him.

Signing Logan would hurt the Eagles

Logan (6-2, 309 pounds) fits the exact need Washington has this year, run stopping defensive linemen. The team has already signed Terrell McClain and Stacy McGee to bolster an attack that was near the bottom of the league the last few years. The Redskins signing Logan would be an addition by subtraction as well, as Philly wants him back but cannot afford him with their current cap issues.

Nose tackle is a position Washington has been trying to fill for years

Logan had his best years with Philadelphia as a nose tackle, which is what he would be asked to play in Washington.

During his 4 years in Philly, Logan had 51 starts with 5.5 sacks and 167 tackles. Keep in mind that nose tackles normally only fill gaps, hence the lowered numbers. Logan is the type of player that will control the line of scrimmage and command a double team, freeing up the Redskins edge pass rushers like Ryan Kerrigan and Junior Galette.

The Redskins are off to a pretty good start to free agency as the team has signed safety D.J. Swearinger (who will start), defensive tackles McGee and McClain, and wide receiver Terrelle Pryor Sr. All four of those moves are key. Swearinger will likely start from day one in the building while McGee and McClain will be key reserves, and Pryor will be one of the main pieces of the offense.

Adding Bennie Logan would leave the Redskins needing only an inside linebacker in free agency before it would be completely safe for the team to select the best available player on the board in the 1st round of April’s draft.

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