T.J. Logan

T.J. Logan

Running Back #22
Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ht / Wt:5'9" / 195 lb.
College:North Carolina
Age:26
Born:September 3, 1994
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 5 (179)
Draft Team:ARZ

T.J. Logan: Placed on season-ending IR

Logan (knee) was placed on season-ending injured reserve on Sunday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: The speedy running back/returner will see his 2020 campaign end before it even begins, as Logan's placement on IR before final roster cuts means he's ineligible to return during the coming season. Logan's biggest contributions were expected to come in the return game, as the 25-year-old saw only five touches on offense through 12 games last season but did compile 396 combined yards on kickoff and punt returns and logged 206 special-teams snaps overall.

August 24, 2020 10:46 AM EST

T.J. Logan: Needs surgery, could return

Logan (knee) is scheduled to undergo knee surgery Saturday after suffering a patellar tendon injury during Thursday's practice, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Logan's procedure won't necessarily be season-ending, but his rehab will certainly cause him to miss significant time. The 25-year-old's extended absence opens up a clear path for rookie Raymond Calais to lock up the No. 5 gig, but it remains to be seen whether the Buccaneers will carry more than four running backs on the 53-man roster.

August 20, 2020 4:54 PM EST

T.J. Logan: Facing competition for No. 4 gig

Logan (thumb) will compete with Raymond Calais and Aca'Cedric Ware for a roster spot in training camp, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Logan has failed to handle more than 23 offensive snaps in back-to-back seasons, but he secured a key role on special teams with Tampa Bay last season (9.5 yards per punt return) before suffering a broken thumb. Now healthy, Logan's primary competition for the No. 4 running back spot will come in the form of rookie seventh-round pick Raymond Calais, who logged a 4.42 second 40-yard dash time at the combine.

July 7, 2020 4:43 PM EST

T.J. Logan: Officially on IR

Logan (thumb) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Analysis: Logan broke his thumb while fielding punts during last Friday's practice, and he was ruled out for the season following the incident, so his placement on IR was a formality. The 25-year-old running back rarely played on offense this season, but he's a skilled specialist with 9.5 yards per punt return.

December 10, 2019 1:28 PM EST

T.J. Logan: Done for the season

Logan suffered a broken thumb during Friday's practice, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: Logan appeared in 12 games with the Buccaneers this season, racking up 10 yards on three carries and catching two of three targets for 13 yards. He did most of his damage on special teams, accumulating 271 and 124 yards on kick and punt returns, respectively. With Scott Miller (hamstring) also expected to miss Week 14, Justin Watson stands to field punt returns versus the Colts on Sunday.

December 6, 2019 9:18 AM EST

T.J. Logan: Logs five snaps on offense

Logan rushed once for two yards and returned two punts for 18 yards in the Buccaneers' 28-11 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.

Analysis: Logan saw five snaps on offense, as he continues to serve in the shorter side of a platoon as the change-of-pace back with Dare Ogunbowale. The speedy Logan also was productive job on his pair of punt returns, pushing his total yardage tally in that category to 395 over 12 games.

December 3, 2019 10:26 PM EST

T.J. Logan: Season-high seven snaps in win

Logan rushed once for two yards and returned two punts for 13 yards in the Buccaneers' 35-22 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Analysis: Logan logged a season-high seven plays from scrimmage in the win, eating a bit into fellow change-of-pace back Dare Ogunbowale's opportunities. Irrespective of the slight bump in playing time, Logan is likely to remain a bit player in the offense for the balance of the season while also filling both returner roles.

November 26, 2019 5:03 PM EST

T.J. Logan: Action on offense again

Logan secured his only target for 11 yards, returned one punt for seven yards and ran back one kickoff for 16 yards in the Buccaneers' 34-17 loss to the Saints on Sunday.

Analysis: Logan has now been in on at least one offensive play for three straight games, although he logged just one snap from scrimmage Sunday. The second-year speedster still projects primarily as a special teams asset, but there's a chance he could start to see more opportunities in the offense if the 3-7 Buccaneers begin to turn their focus to next season in the coming weeks.

November 18, 2019 11:06 PM EST

T.J. Logan: Gains clearance for London game

Logan (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Panthers in London, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Analysis: Logan ensured his availability for Week 6 by practicing in limited fashion Thursday and Friday. He'll dress as the Buccaneers' No. 4 running back but will make his biggest impact on special teams as the team's kickoff returner.

October 13, 2019 5:32 AM EST

T.J. Logan: Questionbale Week 6

Logan (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers in London.

Analysis: The 25-year-old began the week not practicing but was a limited participant Thursday and Friday to earn the questionable tag. Dare Ogunbowale is next up on the depth chart at kick returner should Logan be unable to suit up.

October 11, 2019 11:44 AM EST

T.J. Logan: Limited Thursday

Logan (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Logan couldn't practice in any capacity Wednesday, making Thursday's limited session a step in the right direction. If the 25-year-old is able to shake his injury and suit up Sunday versus the Panthers, he projects to serve as Tampa Bay's top kick returner.

October 10, 2019 12:01 PM EST

T.J. Logan: Nursing ankle injury

Logan was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice due to an ankle injury.

Analysis: Logan played 19 snaps and worked as the top kick returner during Sunday's loss to the Saints and apparently sustained the ankle injury during the contest. The 25-year-old will need to advance to limited participation over the next couple days to have a chance of playing Week 6.

October 9, 2019 2:44 PM EST

T.J. Logan: Logs three kickoff returns

Logan returned three kickoffs for 60 yards in the Buccaneers' 31-17 loss to the 49ers on Sunday.

Analysis: The speedster saw only one snap from scrimmage and did not record a touch on the play, but he was the only player to log any kickoff returns. Logan could eventually work his way into the backfield conversation as a change-of-pace option due to his playmaking ability, but as a recent acquisition, he's likely still firming up his recall of coach Bruce Arians' offense, which he was previously exposed to during his 2017 rookie campaign in Arizona.

September 9, 2019 8:06 AM EST

T.J. Logan: Slated for Week 1 work

Logan is projected to serve as the primary kickoff returner in Sunday's regular-season opener against the 49ers, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The 2017 fifth-round pick logged 296 kickoff return yards last season for the Cardinals at a solid 24.7 yards per attempt. Logan's most likely path to playing time to start the season will come through his special-teams role, although the North Carolina product does have a solid college track record as a pass catcher and could eventually challenge Dare Ogunbowale for work as the third running back.

September 3, 2019 10:56 PM EST

T.J. Logan: Claimed by Bucs

The Buccaneers claimed Logan off waivers from the Cardinals, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Logan will be reunited with coach Bruce Arians, who overlapped with the running back for one season (2017) in Arizona. The situation is as good as any running back could hope for in terms of earning snaps, but Logan still profiles as a scatback and return specialist above all else.

September 2, 2019 1:42 PM EST

T.J. Logan: Chopped by Cardinals

Logan was cut by the Cardinals on Saturday, Scott Bordow of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Logan survived cut-down Saturday but then lost his job Sunday after the Cardinals made a slew of waiver claims. With the 2017 fifth-round pick off the roster, D.J. Foster is left as the No. 3 running back, while Andy Isabella and Damiere Byrd are the favorites to return kickoffs.

September 1, 2019 12:27 PM EST

T.J. Logan: Handles three kick returns Thursday

Logan recorded five carries for 15 yards and returned three kickoffs for 71 yards during Thursday's preseason defeat to the Raiders.

Analysis: The latter stat is likely the most important as it pertains to Logan landing a spot on the 53-man roster. Handling the first three kickoff returns for the Cardinals, he averaged 23.7 yards per opportunity, which would have placed him in a tie for eighth for those who qualified last season. Return duties aside, all of his rushes occurred on the Cardinals' first possession of the second half en route to a successful field goal. Such work will be difficult to come by in the regular season with David Johnson and Chase Edmonds embedded at the top of the depth chart, but at least Logan appears to have regained his standing as the team's top kick returner, per the team's most recent depth chart.

August 16, 2019 4:55 PM EST

T.J. Logan: Ramping up for Year 3

Logan is preparing to make an impact in his third season, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Analysis: Since he was selected by the Cardinals in the fifth round of the 2017 draft, Logan missed his entire rookie campaign due to a dislocated wrist and didn't make much headway last year in a woeful offense. Sitting behind David Johnson and 2018 fourth-rounder Chase Edmonds didn't help matters, but Logan even yielded his kick return duties to the latter down the stretch in 2018. If Logan is a part of the renewed offensive scheme under Kliff Kingsbury in the fall, he likely will be used as a gadget player out of the backfield, using his speed (he ran a 4.37 40 at the combine) on jet sweeps, for example. In the end, though, Logan may be hard-pressed to have a regular role due to the presence of Johnson and Edmonds in front of him.

June 18, 2019 11:02 AM EST

T.J. Logan: Snags four passes in loss

Logan caught all four of his targets for 18 yards and lost three yards on his only carry during Sunday's 40-14 loss to Atlanta.

Analysis: The five touches Sunday were more than Logan had recorded all season combined. The bulk of those came in the last two drives of the game with Mike Glennon connecting with him on three passes after Josh Rosen was benched for ineffectiveness. Rosen is expected to be back under center Sunday against the Rams, but don't expect wildly different results. Los Angeles may be surrendering a whopping 5.0 yards per opponent carry, but Logan seems unlikely, based on recent history, to capitalize.

December 18, 2018 7:37 PM EST

T.J. Logan: Gets first-career carry

Logan ran for five yards on a single carry during Sunday's 20-17 win over the Packers.

Analysis: Aside from being his first career carry, Sunday's rush along with Week 12's five-yard reception marked the first time that Logan earned touches in back-to-back games. It's a small step for the second-year back, especially as he operates behind David Johnson and rookie Chase Edmonds. Given these baby steps, Logan is unlikely to be a big factor Sunday, even against a mediocre Detroit run defense.

December 4, 2018 8:56 PM EST

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