Source: Bennie Logan agrees to 1-year deal with Chiefs after 4 seasons with Eagles

Source: Bennie Logan agrees to 1-year deal with Chiefs after 4 seasons with Eagles

Bennie Logan has a new team. 

Logan has agreed to a one-year deal to join the Kansas City Chiefs, a league source confirmed to ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the news. 

Logan, 27, was drafted by the Eagles in the third round in 2013 and has played both nose tackle in a 3-4 and as a 4-3 defensive tackle. In Kansas City, he'll replace Dontari Poe as the Chiefs' nose tackle. 

After being drafted out of LSU, Logan spent the last four seasons in Philadelphia. In 2016, he played 46 percent of the team's defensive snaps. He missed three games in the middle of the season. Logan played in 55 games and started 51 with the Eagles.

With Logan gone and after cutting Connor Barwin, the Eagles will have two new starters on their defensive line in 2017. 

Throughout this offseason, and even before, Eagles vice president of football operations Howie Roseman expressed a desire to bring Logan back. As recently as Friday, Roseman said the Eagles were "hopeful" about bringing Logan back. It just seemed unlikely with their cap situation. 

Sources confirmed a couple weeks ago that the Eagles had begun contract negotiations to extend defensive tackle Beau Allen, who will now be the guy to replace Logan in the starting lineup, barring another change. 

With Taylor Hart's switch to offensive tackle, the Eagles are pretty light at defensive tackle. They still have two undrafted tackles from last year -- Destiny Vaeao, Aziz Shittu -- on their roster. 

Doug Pederson's Packers comparison puts a bullseye on his back

Doug Pederson's Packers comparison puts a bullseye on his back

It was one of those remarks that at the time you kind of assume you misheard.

Doug Pederson didn't really just say the 2017 Eagles have more talent than the Super Bowl Packers teams he once played for.

Did he?

By now, everybody has seen or heard Pederson's remark, which he made in a group session with beat writers earlier this summer:

"I look back on my time in Green Bay as a player when we were making those playoff runs, those Super Bowl runs there. And do we have as much talent on this team than we did then? We probably have more talent, right?"

Pederson spent seven years with the Packers either as the No. 2 or No. 3 quarterback— 1996 through 1998 and, after stints starting for the Eagles and Browns, 2001 through 2004. And the Packers reached the playoffs in all seven of those seasons, made two Super Bowls, won seven playoff games, and averaged 11.6 wins per year.

So while Pederson won't come out in public and say what his goals for the 2017 Eagles are — “I’m not one to make bold predictions” — that comment about the Brett Favre Packers and the Carson Wentz Eagles is awfully revealing.

Pederson believes this is a playoff team, a 10- or 11-win team, a team that should be able to not only reach the postseason but also do some damage once it gets there.

Pederson couched his remark with a disclaimer about Wentz staying healthy, about how everything has to "blend" together, and about how talented teams don't always have success and how a lot of factors go into it.

Pederson spoke for about 40 minutes that day and when he was finished and about to leave the room, I double-checked with him to make sure he meant what I had heard … that this year's Eagles team is as talented as the Packers teams that had a Hall of Fame quarterback in Favre, a Hall of Fame defensive end in Reggie White and stars like receiver Antonio Freeman, four-time all-pro safety LeRoy Butler, running back Dorsey Levens, safety Eugene Robinson, pass rusher Sean Jones and so on.

He couldn’t have been clearer.

"Yeah, I think we're there," Pederson said. "It's just bringing it all together, though, that's the thing. Bringing it all together."

The Eagles certainly did upgrade their talent level this offseason. At least on paper.

Terrell Owens makes NFC East pick, gushes about 2004 Eagles

Terrell Owens makes NFC East pick, gushes about 2004 Eagles

The Eagles made key upgrades this offseason, but they haven't improved enough for Terrell Owens to call them the favorite to win the NFC East.

"I think hands down that'll probably be Dallas," Owens told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Schefter's podcast. "I don't think Philadelphia has made enough moves. I don't think the nucleus and the core is there. I think they've had too much going on the last few years that they really haven't had the nucleus of guys and they're going to be able to jell together enough to come all together at one time to really compete for that NFC East. It's going to be probably the Giants or the Cowboys to come out of the NFC East."

Despite his unforgettable and unceremonious banishment from the Birds, Owens has fond memories of his time in Philadelphia. T.O. spent his first eight seasons with the 49ers before joining the Eagles, Cowboys, Bills, Bengals and Seahawks. 

Asked to name his favorite city/organization, Owens recalled the good times he had in Philly.

"It's a toss-up between Philly and Dallas," he said. "I say that because obviously my skill set, what I brought to the table, my value, really my playmaking ability is really what enabled those guys to pull the trigger to bring me to Philly. They saw that I was the added piece to getting to the championship or winning the Super Bowl. 

"When I went over to Philly in 2004, I knew it was going to be something special. With the way that their defense played — that was the No. 1 thing that I thought about when I went there. All we gotta do is score points. The defense is going to stop guys. They'd been doing it year in and year out. 

"But when I went to the Eagles, the weapons that we had from (Brian) Westbrook, (Todd) Pinkston, myself, Correll Buckhalter, L.J. Smith, Chad Lewis, Donovan McNabb — we had weapons all over the field that could make plays at any given time, and I added literally some extra octane to an already stocked situation."

Extra octane and then some.