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Colts hosting Dontari Poe

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The Chris Ballard connection could be bringing a Chief to Indianapolis.

The Colts are hosting defensive tackle Dontari Poe, per multiple reports. Poe told Josina Anderson of ESPN that Colts are
trying to get something done.”

Via Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Poe plans to visit the Falcons, Dolphins, and Raiders after that. If, of course, the Colts fail in their effort to get something done.

A first-round pick in 2012, Poe has spent five years with the Chiefs, They chose not to apply the franchise tag after working out a long-term deal with safety Eric Berry.

Ballard, who became the Colts G.M. after the firing of Ryan Grigson, have extensive knowledge of Poe. And Poe seems to be an example of the type of player that the Colts need to be adding to a roster that doesn’t have a whole lot of star power beyond quarterback Andrew Luck.

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13 Responses to “Colts hosting Dontari Poe”
  1. bassplucker says: Mar 12, 2017 4:55 PM

    Poe and Hightower are two FAs I would have bet money would have had contracts from someone by now.

  2. morm3993 says: Mar 12, 2017 5:05 PM

    The Chiefs lacked the cap space to apply the franchise tag to Poe. His tag would have been approximately $13 million. They Chiefs, at one point, only had $9 million in cap space and now that they have offered Albert Wilson, they have only $7 million in cap space.

    Or in other words, they didn’t have a choice of whether or not to apply the Franchise Tag to Poe.

  3. kpweaver27 says: Mar 12, 2017 5:35 PM

    He leaves Indy without a deal but a multi year offer. Heading to Jacksonville next. You have to wonder what kind of money he is looking for, but few will know him any better than Ballard.

  4. gbatap says: Mar 12, 2017 6:08 PM

    There’s ways to free up cap space. This move by the chiefs had nothing to do with cap and everything to do with a player who plays a highly physical position who has been on the decline since back surgery and wants top dollar.

  5. captainwhodat says: Mar 12, 2017 6:16 PM

    at least the Colts now have a gm willing to look at and sign linemen on both sides of the ball…that’s an upgrade in itself…

  6. patriots87 says: Mar 12, 2017 6:38 PM

    this cat is only 26?? how has no one thrown the checkbook at him yet?

  7. nhpats says: Mar 12, 2017 6:44 PM

    Why did Andrew Luck sign a new contract with this lackluster orgainization? Elway would have paid him and he could have competed for numerous SBs….. He will never sniff one with the Colts

  8. jbaxt says: Mar 12, 2017 6:53 PM

    Chris Jones, KCs 2nd round pick last year, is the reason Poe wasn’t resigned in KC. He’s an equal player with greater upside, younger, cheaper, and alleviates a huge salary.

    Poe of 2014 was far better than his 2017 version. Now if he can get healthy he could get back to form. But being he was pretty average on a contract year only proves he’s not what he once was.

    Loved him as a chief but his recent injuries are why he wasn’t instantly picked up and paid a premium.

  9. tonebones says: Mar 12, 2017 7:20 PM

    Is Poe even healthy? I don’t think the Colts are going to be too quick to sign a guy that’s going to spend the majority of his time in the training room.

  10. jvillenole says: Mar 12, 2017 7:27 PM

    He is visiting Jville tomorrow. Jville just released Roy Miller, which means that they have a spot.
    Just a guess, but he will not leave Jville without a signed contract tomorrow…..

  11. micronin127 says: Mar 12, 2017 7:38 PM

    I hope they feed him.

  12. azjahawkr says: Mar 12, 2017 9:19 PM

    I’m surprised Ballard is talking to him. Of all people he knows his back issues and lack of production the last 2 years. Buyer beware with this guy

  13. igotgamenj says: Mar 12, 2017 11:25 PM

    WAKE, POE, SUH ,HAYES +BRANCH , sounds good to me

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