American Football Database
Logan Paulsen
File:Logan Paulsen.jpg
Paulsen with the Washington Redskins in 2011
No. 82     
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-02-26) February 26, 1987 (age 35)
Place of birth: Northridge, California
Career information
College: UCLA
Undrafted in 2010
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Washington Redskins ( 2010 2015)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions     91
Receiving yards     907
Receiving touchdowns     7

Logan Sindre Paulsen (born February 26, 1987)[1][2][3] is an American football tight end for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at UCLA. Before that, he played at Chaminade College Preparatory High School in West Hills, California.

Professional career

Washington Redskins

Paulsen was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent following the 2010 NFL Draft. He was made the third-string tight end behind Chris Cooley and Fred Davis. Paulsen made his NFL debut in Week 3 against the St. Louis Rams. He scored his first career touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 12, 2010 on a one-yard pass from Donovan McNabb. At the end of the 2010 season, Paulsen played 11 games and recorded two receptions for 10 yards total and one touchdown.

During the 2011 season, against the Carolina Panthers, Paulsen caught two passes for 48 yards.[4] Late in the season, Paulsen was made the starting tight end with Cooley on injured reserve and Davis suspended.[5] Playing 16 games, starting six of them, Paulsen recorded 11 receptions and 138 receiving yards at the end of the season.[6]

By the start of the 2012 season, Paulsen was once again named the third-string tight end behind Fred Davis and Niles Paul. In the Week 7 game against the New York Giants, he had the best offensive performance in his career subbing in for Davis after the former tore his Achilles tendon early in the first half.[7][8] He would score his second career touchdown in the Week 11 win against the Philadelphia Eagles.[9]

Set to be a free agent in the 2013 season, Paulsen re-signed with the Redskins to a $4 million, three-year contract with another $3 million in incentives, on March 9, 2013.[10][11]

After it was announced that Paulsen would miss the entire 2015 season due to needing toe surgery, the Redskins placed him on injured reserve on August 16, 2015.[12][13]

On March 11, 2016, Paulsen re-signed with the Redskins on a one-year contract.[14] On September 3, 2016, Paulsen was released by the Redskins.[15]

Chicago Bears

On September 4, 2016, the Chicago Bears signed Paulsen to their active 53-man roster.[16]

San Francisco 49ers

On March 9, 2017, Paulsen signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.[17] He was released on October 17, 2017, but was re-signed two days later.[18][19] On October 24, 2017, Paulsen was again released by the 49ers.[20] He was re-signed yet again on November 6, 2017.[21]

Atlanta Falcons

On March 21, 2018, Paulsen signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons.[22] In Week 4, in the 37–36 loss the Cincinnati Bengals, he scored his first receiving touchdown as a Falcon and his first overall since the 2014 season.[23]

On March 16, 2019, Paulsen re-signed with the Falcons.[24]


  1. California Birth Index
  2. ESPN mobile site
  3. "Logan Paulsen". UCLA Athletics. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  4. "Redskins go to their backup plans". Retrieved October 29, 2011.
  5. Maese, Rick (December 5, 2011). "Logan Paulsen goes from third- to first-string TE". Retrieved December 5, 2011.
  6. Tinsman, Brian (February 17, 2012). "Roster Review: Tight Ends". Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  7. Walker, Andrew (October 21, 2012). "Davis Has Torn Achilles, Done For Season". Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  8. Tinsman, Brian (October 21, 2012). "Redskins Fall Short In Wild Finish: 23-27". Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  9. Walker, Andrew (November 19, 2012). "Patient Approach Pays Off For Paulsen". Retrieved November 22, 2012.
  10. Keim, John (March 9, 2013). "Redskins re-sign Logan Paulsen, Darrel Young". Retrieved March 9, 2013.
  11. Jones, Mike (March 9, 2013). "Redskins re-sign tight end Logan Paulsen". Retrieved March 9, 2013.
  12. Walker, Andrew (August 15, 2015). "Silas Redd Jr., Logan Paulsen Out For Year". Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  13. Walker, Andrew (August 16, 2015). "Redskins Sign Tight Ends D.J. Williams And Ernst Brun". Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  14. Keim, John (March 11, 2016). "Redskins re-sign TE Logan Paulsen". Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  15. Smith, Michael (September 3, 2016). "Washington cuts former starting tight end Logan Paulsen". Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  16. Alper, Josh (September 4, 2016). "Matt Barkley to Bears practice squad, Logan Paulsen to active roster". Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  17. "49ers Agree to Terms with Seven Free Agents". March 9, 2017.
  18. "49ers Announce a Pair of Roster Moves". October 17, 2017.
  19. "49ers Sign TE Paulsen, Release CB Hall". October 19, 2017.
  20. "49ers Announce a Pair of Roster Moves". October 24, 2017.
  21. "49ers Announce Several Roster Moves". November 6, 2017.
  22. McFadden, Will (March 21, 2018). "Falcons agree to terms with former 49ers tight end Logan Paulsen". Archived from the original on March 22, 2018.
  23. "Falcons Highlights: Matt Ryan finds Logan Paulsen for a touchdown" (in en-US). USA Today. September 30, 2018.
  24. McFadden, Will (March 16, 2019). "Falcons agree to terms with Logan Paulsen".

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