TAMPA — Running back T.J. Logan will undergo surgery for a patellar tendon injury in his knee Saturday and will be placed on injured reserve, likely ending his season.
Logan, 25, had to be carted off the field Thursday after he was taken down from behind by linebacker Quinton Bell during a non-tackling period.
A fifth-round pick of the Cardinals in 2017 under Bruce Arians, Logan was projected to return kicks and punts and was working to get touches on offense at running back. As he rolled on the ground in pain, receiver Mike Evans yelled out to the defense, “That better be a cramp!”
There had been a skirmish during the 11-on-11 period during the previous play. Logan then took a handoff and tried to turn the corner when he was pulled down from behind by Bell, a seventh-round pick of the Raiders last season trying to make it as an outside linebacker.
“When we’re in the non-tackling period, I don’t want to tackle,” Arians said. “When we tackle, we tackle. But the last thing you do is grab a jersey. I can see you on film if you’re going to make a tackle or not. We’ll see how that goes, how it plays out. But there’s a certain practice etiquette you have to follow. Young guys happen to struggle with that.”