ALLEN PARK — Stefan Logan will not have a chance to redeem himself after taking a knee at the four-yard line on a free kick after a safety late in Saturday night’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Logan said on Thursday he will not be returning kicks or punts on Sunday against the Chicago Bears.
“I’m mad, but at the same time there’s nothing I can do about that,’’ Logan said. “It’s the coach’s decision. I blame myself. I’m not blaming the coaches, I blame myself. I’m my worst critic. It was a messed up play by me I have to live with it and move on from it, I’m past it right now we’re playing against Chicago, it’s a big game.’’
When Logan took the knee he thought he was in the end zone. He got lost on the field and coach Jim Schwartz said it’s a return man’s job to know exactly where he is on the field.
Expect to see wide receiver Mike Thomas with the return assignment.
Logan, who becomes a free agent after the season, won’t get another chance at least this week.
“At the same time being on special teams with the new rules, you don’t get that many opportunities so when you get your opportunities you have to make the best of them,’’ Logan said. “I did make some plays on offense, I got a couple catches. I’m just adding to my resume and keep moving forward with Detroit or with another team.
“I can’t do nothing about that, I have to keep working. Hopefully I’m here, I’ve been here three years now, I want to continue to be with my team, continue to be with my boys and the coaching staff. We’ll see what happens after this game or in my future,’’ Logan added.
Offensively Logan has six catches for 28 yards and three rushes for 17 yards this season.
With the wide receiving group hit hard by injuries, Logan has had more of a chance to play on offense.