A fifth-round pick last year, Logan was expected to serve as a kick and punt returner as a rookie. During the Cards' preseason opener in the Hall of Fame Game, he displayed dynamic skills in those realms, ripping off two kickoff returns for 71 yards before dislocating his wrist on a late-game carry. He proceeded to spend the entire campaign on injured reserve, and while he relayed he can still gain some more "mobility" in the wrist, he's otherwise good to go. "As far as strength, it's fine," Logan said. In 2018, he likely will handle a similar role to what was expected of him last year, with the potential for sub-packages on offense behind No. 1 running back David Johnson.
Logan didn't make an appearance during his rookie season due to a dislocated wrist.
A 2017 fifth-round selection, Logan was never able to recover sufficiently after injuring himself in the Hall of Fame Game. In a bit of foreshadowing, his injury was actually matched by workhorse back David Johnson in the season opener, and neither player took the field again in 2017. Once he's back to full health, Logan will be one of the top options for kickoff returns next season, but Kerwynn Williams (assuming he's retained) and D.J. Foster could also vie for the role.
Head coach Bruce Arians was noncommittal Monday about Logan's ability to return this season, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports. Speaking about Logan's wrist, Arians said, "It's just not loosening up."
Tabbed in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, a healthy Logan would have provided an explosive returner and been among David Johnson's (wrist) replacements in the backfield. However, Logan's rookie season went awry when he dislocated his wrist in the Hall of Fame Game. The Cardinals were hopeful for a midseason return, but his wrist continues to experience tightness and push off an appearance at practice.
According to head coach Bruce Arians, Logan will attempt to field punts with a brace on his wrist next week so the team can get a sense of "where he's at" in his recovery. Once Logan takes part in practice, a three-week window will open in which the Cardinals can activate him from IR. If the team designates Logan as one of their two players to return from IR, they would forfeit the chance to activate both David Johnson and Carson Palmer before season's end.
Logan (wrist) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Paul Calvisi of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports.
The Cardinals' decision to wait until Monday means the 2017 fifth-round pick will be eligible to return from injured reserve until after Week 8. Logan could be back around midseason, as his timetable was estimated at 12 weeks when he suffered a dislocated wrist in early August. The return game represents his best shot at a significant rookie-year contribution.