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Dontari Poe says he’ll lose weight, play at 330 pounds in Atlanta

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New Falcons defensive tackle Dontari Poe weighed in at 346 pounds at the 2012 Scouting Combine and has been listed at that weight since, but he said in Atlanta he’s going to be a little slimmer.

Poe says he’s already lost a few pounds and after talking to Falcons coach Dan Quinn he plans to lose more and play around 15 or 20 pounds lower than his previous weight.

“He just told me he wanted me to come in and play fast and be aggressive,” Poe said, “so around 330 is where I’ll play at most of the year. I feel like that will be a comfortable weight for me, too.”

Poe denied reports that he has back problems that have scared some teams off in free agency, and said he’s going to be able to move well and do what’s asked of him in the Falcons’ defense.

“This style of defense, like I said, it lets D-linemen play,” Poe said. “It lets us play football, it lets us attack, it lets us go do what D-linemen were made to do. I definitely feel like it will be real good for me.”

For most people, 330 pounds isn’t slim and fast, but Poe isn’t built like most people. Poe at 330 will be trim and ready to attack in the Falcons’ defense.

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11 Responses to “Dontari Poe says he’ll lose weight, play at 330 pounds in Atlanta”
  1. mygirlhassuperhairymanarms says: Mar 18, 2017 6:23 AM

    Sure he will.

  2. exinsidetrader says: Mar 18, 2017 6:41 AM

    Maybe he decided to cut back because he was afraid of “choking” like the rest of the Falcons.

  3. footballisnotthatimportant says: Mar 18, 2017 7:00 AM

    Same playing weight as Eddie Lacy then?

  4. _Red_Dragon_ says: Mar 18, 2017 7:47 AM

    get on the JaWalrus Pussgut diet, you’ll be up to 400 by the draft

  5. derekgorgonstar says: Mar 18, 2017 8:29 AM

    He’s gonna try to lose a pound for every point they blew in the Super Bowl…..

  6. johnnyjagfan says: Mar 18, 2017 8:53 AM

    Easier said than done.

  7. beckzhere says: Mar 18, 2017 12:36 PM

    Poe at any weight is better than most DT’s.

  8. icebergsimpson says: Mar 18, 2017 6:10 PM

    Poe needs to stay healthy first

  9. quincyjwagstaff says: Mar 18, 2017 7:00 PM

    Funny, when he threw that touchdown pass the announcers remarked about how great it was that a guy who weighs nearly 400 pounds had thrown a touchdown pass.

    346? Riiiiiiiiiiiight.

  10. babygaga19 says: Mar 18, 2017 8:01 PM

    I think he will drop weight. He no longer eats with Andy! Andy Reid is known to use a construction shovel as a spoon.

  11. jjackwagon says: Mar 21, 2017 9:45 AM

    Maybe if he would’ve lost weight sooner the Chiefs would have been interested in giving him a long term deal.

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