Eagles Notes: Eagles sign third-round pick Bennie Logan

Posted: June 08, 2013

The Eagles signed defensive tackle Bennie Logan, a third-round draft pick out of LSU, to a four-year deal Thursday. The only rookies who remained unsigned were first-round pick Lane Johnson and fourth-round pick Matt Barkley.

"I'm just happy it's a done deal," Logan said. "I can focus more on football, not my contract and football. My main priority is football and going into training camp."

Logan, who has seven siblings, said he is not a big spender. He plans to help his family but does not expect to make any big purchases.

He's more concerned with getting situated in Philadelphia and adjusting to the team. Logan is expected to be a valuable member of the defensive line, able to play both nose tackle and end in the team's 3-4 system.

The read option

Even though the Eagles have mixed some read-option into their offense during practice, coach Chip Kelly distanced himself from the suggestion that it's a prominent part of the system.

"If you watch us, we may run two of them in practice," Kelly said.

"It's a tool in the toolbox," he added. "If that situation comes up, you use that tool. If that situation does not come up, we may not use that tool."

Kelce's progress

Center Jason Kelce said he will not be officially cleared for all activity until the day before training camp, but he has participated in practice this week and looks fully recovered.

Kelce suffered a knee injury in Week 2 last season and underwent surgery in October.

"I'm pretty much done in the training room," he said. "Everything now can be strength- and speed-based."

Extra points

The Eagles went through the week without defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga, who was excused because of a death in the family; and tight end James Casey, who was out because of injury. Casey is recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery. . . . Rookie safety Earl Wolff continued to take some snaps with the first-team defense. . . . The highlight of practice was Nick Foles' connecting with DeSean Jackson on a 65-yard touchdown pass.

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