Colts Fall Short in Dontari Poe Sweepstakes as Chooses Falcons Instead

  • Colts Fall Short in Dontari Poe Sweepstakes as Chooses Falcons Instead

Colts Fall Short in Dontari Poe Sweepstakes as Chooses Falcons Instead

The Atlanta Falcons will profit from the addition of defensive tackle Dontari Poe in many ways.

Poe also made headlines last season by throwing a flawless jump-pass for a touchdown - a highlight the Falcons apparently are well aware of.

Pioli was relieved of his duties in KC after the disastrous 2-14 season that ensued, but Poe went on to have a productive five-year stint with the Chiefs. Some reports contend his pass rush skills have declined because of the back problems, but at 6-foot-3, 346 pounds, Poe is still regarded as a solid defensive lineman.

The 26-year-old defender previously spent his entire five-year National Football League career as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. He only garnered a one-year deal with $8 million for 2017. "We are happy to be able to add him to our roster". "I liked him [when he visited]". "It was definitely an honor to be able to play with both of them".

Most NFL teams don't allow their own former first round picks leave unless they never developed or without a fight. "It will be good to definitely have him on board".

Playing alongside Cameron Wake and Ndamukong Suh was not enough to offset the salary the Atlanta Falcons were willing to pay free agent defensive tackle Dontari Poe. As a result, the franchise previously signed fellow defensive tackle Bennie Logan earlier in the week, which all but solidified the end of Poe's tenure in Kansas City.