The Days Of Stefan Logan May Be Numbered
It was fun while it lasted, but the days of Stefan Logan being on the Steelers roster may be numbered. The Steelers gave up their 3rd kickoff return for a touchdown in 4 games today versus Cincinnati. Bernard Scott is not one that strikes fear in many teams either. While Logan has not really done anything bad in the return game as far as numbers go, he has made a few bad decisions and has yet to take one to the house. He also is used on the kickoff coverage team and his size makes him a huge liability.
It is not so much a knock on him as it is the need for a roster spot, especially if it appears Troy Polamalu will miss extended time after re-injuring his knee today. The Steelers have Tuff Harris on the practice squad who may be able to fill multiple roles. He is a natural free safety, but has shown he can excel on special teams. If not Harris, there are a few free agents out there, most notable, former Steelers special teamer Anthony Madison.
As far as the kick return game, both Mewelde Moore and Santonio Holmes can return punts and rookie wide receiver Mike Wallace can be the kickoff guy. You really do not lose much, plus you gain a roster spot normally used for a true 53rd man special teams player. Do not be surprised if Logan is released on Tuesday. You can clearly see though if you keep a guy like Logan on the roster, he has to really contribute and be worth the spot. Unfortunately, Logan has not.
ETA: I just remembered Madison was signed by the Colts last week. Regardless, Harris or another free agent may be an option.