Bennie Logan signs for 1-year, $8 million with Kansas City Chiefs


Bennie Logan is earning $8 million for his single season with the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Kansas City Chiefs came to terms with defensive tackle Bennie Logan, formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles, on Monday. The initial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but rumors said it was a one-year deal. Now, however, ESPN is reporting the terms of that single year to be worth $8 million for the 2017 season, which brings up questions about how the Chiefs are going create that amount of space underneath the cap.

Spotrac pegs the Chiefs cap space at just under $7.3 million, but that doesn’t count recently agreed upon deals from safety Daniel Sorensen or offensive lineman Mike Person, let alone Logan’s deal. The Chiefs will also need approximately that same amount to sign their draft class, which means the Chiefs are likely going to need to release someone unexpectedly or restructure the contract of a player or two.

Does this mean Dustin Colquitt could find himself released, as the most expensive punter in the NFL? Derrick Johnson would free up about $4 million, as would Jaye Howard, but doing so lessens the defensive talent on the roster? Do you really sign a player to shore up one spot only to create an issue at another? Perhaps Jah Reid is expendable if Zach Fulton and Person along with a new rookie could hold down the fort as reserve linemen?

There are either unknown factors at work here for the Chiefs, or John Dorsey has some massaging of the numbers ahead of him before making these deals official. The plan is already in place, but we’ve yet to see it. For now, these numbers feel like fuzzy math.