Bennie Logan looking to beef up play

Bennie Logan was one of the most improved players on the Philadelphia Eagles last season.

He can get even better in 2014.

The second-year nose tackle impressed the coaching staff with his work ethic and production through OTAs.

“Bennie works hard and he's one of those players who loves the game and who gives you everything he has every day,” defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro told Philadelphiaeagles.com. “He was an extremely productive player in college at LSU and he's been that way here. I don't expect anything less.”

Logan gained about 10 pounds in the offseason to get to 315. The added strength should be beneficial in terms of agility.

“It was important to add some weight and strength because of the snaps and making sure I keep my weight up and don't wear down,” Logan told Philadelphiaeagles.com. “Our scheme requires that I get to the football and move. I can't just dig in and stand there not go sideline to sideline. It's been a good offseason for me. I feel like I've made a lot of improvement and I'm far ahead of where I was last year. Let's get it going.”

The entire defense has been challenged to improve this season. After a slow start, the defense got better as last season wore on. Logan was right in the mix of that improvement.

“It's not just on Bennie,” Azzinaro said. “It's everybody working together. Bennie is going to do his part. He's that kind of guy. You don't worry about effort or going outside the scheme with him. He is going to be right there for you every day.”