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Dontari Poe’s weight “pretty much where” it needs to be

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The contract defensive tackle Dontari Poe signed with the Falcons this offseason included $500,000 tied to four weigh-ins over the course of the season.

The first of those weigh-ins comes at the start of mandatory minicamp on June 13 and calls for Poe to weigh 340 pounds at the most in order to claim the first $125,000 available under the clause. Poe was listed at 346 pounds last season and said Thursday that he’s not worried about hitting the number.

“Oh, it’s pretty smooth,” Poe said, via “I’m pretty much where I need to be. So as long as I keep doing that, I’ll be all right.”

Poe needs to be down to 330 pounds by the start of training camp and has two more weigh-ins in September and November that call for him to be at the same weight in order to receive the entire $500,000.

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6 Responses to “Dontari Poe’s weight “pretty much where” it needs to be”
  1. td30 says: Jun 1, 2017 5:45 PM

    $500,000 to not be overweight…what a world we live in

  2. dg0122 says: Jun 1, 2017 6:01 PM

    he could always cut that hair off for at least 5 pounds

  3. nyctraffic says: Jun 1, 2017 6:16 PM

    That promises to be one helluva barbecue this guy throws after his last weigh-in in November.

  4. bassplucker says: Jun 1, 2017 7:47 PM

    340 or less gets you $125K? I wish the bar was set that low where I work.

  5. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 1, 2017 7:48 PM

    It’s “pretty much” where it needs to be. Just a couple feet south of where it needs to be. Once it moves from his gut and his ass up to his chest and shoulders…..

  6. slick50kc says: Jun 2, 2017 12:50 AM

    DT’s with a bad back don’t do well in the league. His only advantage of late was his size. Go ahead and take that away too.

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