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Report: Dontari Poe schedules visit with Colts

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Defensive tackle Dontari Poe is one of the bigger names left on PFT’s list of the top free agents of 2017 and he’s reportedly starting the process of finding his next home.

Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports reports that Poe has his first visit of free agency scheduled with the Colts on Sunday. He adds that the Dolphins, Raiders, Falcons and Jaguars have also shown interest in having Poe in for a visit, but there are plenty of cases where a player never leaves his first stop.

Poe remained on the market through the first two days despite a strong record over his five seasons with the Chiefs. Ed Werder of ESPN reported earlier this week that a combination of concern from teamsĀ about back issues and Poe’s contract demands were keeping things on a low boil.

That may be starting to change as we move a bit deeper into free agency and teams looking for help along their defensive front circle back to Poe.

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16 Responses to “Report: Dontari Poe schedules visit with Colts”
  1. gbatap says: Mar 10, 2017 10:18 PM

    Interesting. Ballard has seen this guys decline since back surgery first hand so a bit surprising that he’s bringing him in. Might be ok as a 4-3 DT or a 3-4 DE but Poe’s days as a double team, run eater in the middle are over.

  2. backuppunter says: Mar 10, 2017 10:24 PM

    whose the biggest player to ever score a td?
    what DT has caught, thrown, and ran for a td?

    He was fun to watch in KC on defense and offense.

  3. terripet says: Mar 10, 2017 10:26 PM

    He will leave Indy with a contract

  4. hanspard says: Mar 10, 2017 10:39 PM

    Would be nice to see him on a well-paying one year deal with the Raiders, just like they did with Sam Adams years ago.

  5. dolphansanity says: Mar 10, 2017 10:43 PM

    Would like to see Poe next to Suh in Miami. Finish off an exceptional start to free agency for Dolphins.

  6. whodat5150 says: Mar 10, 2017 10:47 PM

    terripet says:
    Mar 10, 2017 10:26 PM
    He will leave Indy with a contract

    ————————————

    Like my Saints, the Colts need all the defensive help they can get. Due to the back issues, I would give this guy a VERY incentive laden contract; moderate guaranteed money. If the rumor is correct that he wants a BIG contract, he and other folks in other occupations should understand, a product or service is only worth what someone is pay for it.

  7. magikskillz says: Mar 10, 2017 10:48 PM

    This is Pro Football Focus and what they have to say about Poe.:
    2016 Season Overview
    46.5 Overall Rating
    In 2016 with 333 snaps he had 18 tackles and 12 stops
    In 2015 with 308 snaps he had 31 tackles and 22 stops
    His Pass Rushing improved slightly but has not been noteworthy since his 2nd season.
    Now lets examine why the Chiefs gave Berry a great deal (which Berry deserved)
    Eric Berry (Chiefs), 87.6 overall season grade: $13 million per year
    Tyrann Mathieu (Cardinals), 74.3, $12.5 million per year
    Harrison Smith (Vikings), 85.4, $10.25 million per year
    Earl Thomas (Seahawks), 84.1, $10 million per year
    Devin McCourty (Patriots), 89.6, $9.5 million per year

  8. tylawspick6 says: Mar 10, 2017 10:53 PM

    cannot wait to slaughter the colts again

    – pats fans

  9. crush22 says: Mar 10, 2017 11:21 PM

    Patsies*

  10. magikskillz says: Mar 10, 2017 11:29 PM

    Poe is definitely an upgrade for the Colts in relation to David Parry. However, he will still get overpaid like Malik Jackson, Calais Campbell, and Brandon Williams. Are these players productive and better than average? Sure, for the most part they are but at the same time its frustrating as a fan when you see teams overpaying for players. (And I do not even root for the Chiefs, Ravens, Colts, or Jaguars)

  11. justinharrell says: Mar 11, 2017 5:17 AM

    Chances are he won’t be Poe no more!

  12. ak185 says: Mar 11, 2017 5:42 AM

    This is the player they need. This is guy that, if he still has it in him, has been the exact player they’ve needed the last few seasons.

    If they’re smart, Indy gives him an incentive laden deal. This is the perfect player for the defense they’ve been trying to run.

  13. kcflake says: Mar 11, 2017 8:48 AM

    As a chiefs fan, I would not break the bank for poe. Good luck to him wherever he lands.

  14. chuckxx says: Mar 11, 2017 11:21 AM

    He’s not a bad player but he has not shown the explosiveness that I had hoped for. I watched every single play of every single game and I did not find him to be anything fantastic by any means.

  15. backuppunter says: Mar 11, 2017 11:22 AM

    This is Pro Football Focus and what they have to say about Poe.:
    2016 Season Overview
    46.5 Overall Rating
    In 2016 with 333 snaps he had 18 tackles and 12 stops
    In 2015 with 308 snaps he had 31 tackles and 22 stops
    His Pass Rushing improved slightly but has not been noteworthy since his 2nd season.
    Now lets examine why the Chiefs gave Berry a great deal (which Berry deserved)
    Eric Berry (Chiefs), 87.6 overall season grade: $13 million per year
    Tyrann Mathieu (Cardinals), 74.3, $12.5 million per year
    Harrison Smith (Vikings), 85.4, $10.25 million per year
    Earl Thomas (Seahawks), 84.1, $10 million per year
    Devin McCourty (Patriots), 89.6, $9.5 million per year

    You make a good point but stats don’t always judge a 3-4 NT fairly. I would also be hesistant to sign him to a long term big time deal, but he really is a good player, and would start on every team in the NFL right now.

  16. ikeclanton says: Mar 11, 2017 8:07 PM

    terripet says:
    Mar 10, 2017 10:26 PM
    He will leave Indy with a contract

    ——

    Uh oh, terripet just “Mushed” it.

    Back to the drawing board.

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