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Logan Opposes New Kickoff Rules

Add Lions return specialist Stefan Logan to the list of return specialists who oppose the NFL’s new kickoff rules. “I understand how dangerous it is,” Logan told Dave Birkett of the Detriot Free Press. “I’m on the kickoff team. I’m in the heart of all the soldiers and all the big guys down in there, so yes, I know what goes on down there. But at the same time, that’s a part of football. We’re not wishing that nobody gets hurt or goes down, but that’s part of the game.”

Logan (5-6, 180) got his foot in the NFL door after solid performance returning kicks and punts for the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2009 pre-season. Logan averaged 26.7 yards per kick return, and 9.3 yards per punt return for the Steelers in ’09, but was waived and claimed by the Lions last September. In 16 games for the Lions, Logan averaged 12.1 yards on 30 punt returns, and returned 55 kicks for a 26.3-yard average, with a 105-yard return against the St. Louis Rams for his first NFL touchdown. “I don’t think that’s fair for us as returners,” Logan added. “That’s taking away what we do, ’cause that’s how we get paid, and that’s how we make our name for ourselves returning kicks.” Logan is an exclusive rights free agent this off-season.

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