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Bruce Arians talks about his decision to bring on TJ Logan

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently added running back/ kick return specialist to the team’s arsenal, and for some, it was an unexpected move. Until the other day, many were of a belief that Bobo Wilson was to be the primary kick return guy. The addition of TJ Logan says otherwise. 

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When asked if he will be playing on Sunday, Arians did not beat around the bush. Logan will now be our kick returner, starting Sunday, and head coach Bruce Arians said that people need to learn his name quickly.

“He will be. Guys need to learn his name real quick.”

Arians originally drafted TJ Logan in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft while he was head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. Arians really likes Logan, and was taken aback when the news came out that he been placed on the waiver wire.

“A guy I loved when I drafted him. 4.3 speed at running back – great kick returner, punt returner. Dislocated his wrist in the Hall of Fame game and we lost him. We had high hopes for him and kind of had been hoping that might happen. I was hearing he was having a great camp, so I didn’t think it would happen, but he gives us a pass receiving speed back and a kick returner.”

A 4.3 speed at running back and gives us a pass receiving speed back? Now, one would have to wonder what does that mean for Ronald Jones II at running back, and if signing TJ Logan had anything to do with Bruce Arian’s confidence in the second year running back. The question did arise as to if signing TJ Logan had anything to do with his confidence in Ronald Jones II; Arians quickly laid that question to rest.

“I have a lot of confidence in Ronald Jones. He’s going to have a hell of a year.”

I wouldn’t think that this team is officially set in stone at every position just yet and as the weeks go by, I am sure Bruce Arians will have his ear to the grapevine, searching for upgrades everywhere he can. But for now, the team looks pretty good to me, and we finally get to see them regular-season action this Sunday!

Logan played for 4 seasons at the University of North Carolina recording 2,165 and 19 touchdowns on 398 attempts. He also caught 76 passes for 663 yards and 4 touchdowns. At the kick return position, TJ logan was a specialist. He returned 77 kicks for 2,098 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Check out his college highlights:

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