Dontari Poe agrees to three-year, $27 million deal with Panthers

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The Panthers lost defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, but they have found his replacement.

Carolina has reached a three-year, $27 million deal with Dontari Poe, according to Kimberly Martin of the Washington Post.

Poe, 27, leaves the Falcons after one season. He previously played five seasons in Kansas City after the Chiefs made him the 11th overall pick in 2012.

Poe has 15.5 sacks and 241 tackles in his career, starting 92 of 94 games played.

He made 2.5 sacks and 39 tackles last season.

14 responses to “Dontari Poe agrees to three-year, $27 million deal with Panthers

  1. The Panthers are still not a very intelligent franchise, regardless of who their GM is.

    Overpay for a CB and now an aging DT who only signed on for the 1 mediocre year last year in Atlanta, cast off wisely by KC a year before.

  2. Not too shabby! Between a 5 year contract for 28 year old Lotulelei or a 3 year contract for 27 year old Poe, i’ll gladly take the latter.

    (by the way, do we even know how much the Bills are paying Lotulelei? All i’ve seen everywhere is “5 year deal”, nobody seems to have the details…)

  3. I definitely think this is a win at a position of need for the Panthers. Star was almost always going to be headed to Buffalo, because McDermott and Beane are hell-bent on getting as many former Panthers as possible on the Bills. I am guessing the Panthers just go Poe for equal or less per year, and 2 less years to boot.

    With that said, the can focus on drafting a safety and DE along the way to round things out. Good move in my opinion.

  4. peester15 says:
    March 15, 2018 at 3:27 pm
    This is an upgrade over Star. This Panthers D could be Nasty this year!!!

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    That’s addmitting your top 10 draft pick was a massive disappointment to now wasting money on a FA who just pulled the wool over MArty Hurney’s eyes.

    Congrats!

    Such shrewd personnel work!

  5. tylawspick6 says:
    March 15, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    That’s addmitting your top 10 draft pick was a massive disappointment to now wasting money on a FA who just pulled the wool over MArty Hurney’s eyes.

    Congrats!

    Such shrewd personnel work!
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    Because all picks work out as planned? Don’t worry, your Patriot happy days are coming to an end.

  6. Star wasn’t a top 10 pick. And no he wasn’t a massive disappointment, but he also wasn’t worth a big raise on a 5 year contract to be the #2 DT behind Kawaan Short. It’s called realistic team management by replacing him with a slightly younger, more versatile player on a more manageable contract.

    But hey, feel free to keep up the desperate attempts at being a hater. It’s going great so far.

  7. As a Chiefs fan, I loved Poe but was scared to death of his bad back. Yeah, those don’t really ever get better. Glad he got paid though! #hungrypig

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