Jim Schwartz still confident in returner Stefan Logan

Nick Laham

Stefan Logan fumbled twice in Monday's loss to the Bears, but Schwartz says he still has return duties.

Detroit Lions return man Stefan Logan put the ball on the ground twice in Monday night's loss to the Chicago Bears. Logan lost one of those fumbles, leading to a Chicago field goal.

Lions coach Jim Schwartz says that Logan is still the team's return man, and can be a valuable part of a winning Detroit team – provided he holds onto the football, of course, via MLive.com:

"Logan can make plays for us. He's a very good returner, but there's also a fine line there between being over-aggressive and trying to make something out of a situation that might be better off with a fair catch or a touchback. That's just as important as ball security."

Logan fumbled a punt during overtime of the Lions' 26-23 Oct. 14 win over Philadelphia, but he recovered his own miscue. The returner broke a 48-yard return in the Eagles game that "sparked" the Lions comeback, said Schwartz.

Logan has returned punts and kicks in 38 games with the Lions, handling 86 punts with a 9.7 yard per return average, and he averages 25.5 yards on kickoff returns. Logan has fumbled 12 times and lost four fumbles in that time.

Titus Young and Ryan Broyles are two players on the current Detroit roster who have experience returning kicks during their college career.

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