Dontari Poe
DL KC (5)
9 months ago

Poe (ankle) is active Sunday against the Steelers, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Good news for the Chiefs as they try to slow down Le'Veon Bell and the Steelers rushing attack. If Poe needs a little more rest than usual during the game, Jaye Howard would likely rotate in at nose tackle.

Dontari Poe
DL KC (5)
9 months ago

Poe (ankle) was limited again at practice Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Poe was expected to miss a few weeks with a high ankle sprain, but his limited participation in practice both Wednesday and Thursday at least provides a chance that he'll return Sunday. However, he may need to get in a full session before rejoining the lineup.

Dontari Poe
DL KC (5)
10 months ago

Poe will likely miss a few weeks with a high ankle sprain, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Poe's injury likely occurred at some point during Sunday's game, and it appears the issue will keep him out for a couple games. In his place, Jaye Howard will likely receive a larger portion of the reps at nose tackle.

Dontari Poe
DL KC (5)
11 months ago

Poe (back) will play in Sunday's Week 1 matchup with the Texans, ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Poe's availability was initially questioned due to his absence for much of camp. The focus now has shifted from how much he will play rather than if he will. Now that he's been ruled in, the big man should be good to go barring a setback of some kind.

Dontari Poe
DL KC (5)
11 months ago

Poe (back) fully participated in Wednesday's pracitce.

EDGE Analysis

Poe's return to practice Wednesday represents a good sign prior to Sunday's Week 1 matchup with the Texans. While it doesn't guarantee he will play, he's looking probable early in the week.

Dontari Poe
DL KC (5)
1 year ago

Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Dontari Poe will report to training camp Friday, but he is not expected to participate fully as he continues to recover from a back injury, according to the Kansas City Star. Poe underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk July 15 and has since been prescribed two epidurals in addition to rest. The 24-year-old first experienced pain during OTAs earlier this offseason and exacerbated the issue while training. "He was home training," Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder said. "He was doing great and then he hurt his back again. We brought him back to Kansas City. He had successful surgery, microdiskectomy. He had that disk removed. He's in Memphis right now. He's not doing a whole lot of rehab or treatment. He's resting, but he's doing great. He's going to be up here with us on Friday, and he'll have extensive treatment and rehab."

Dontari Poe
DL KC (5)
1 year ago

Poe (back) practiced in full Tuesday, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Poe missed the last two weeks of OTAs due to back spasms, but his return Tuesday effectively clears him of the concern. With only one game missed in his three-year career, his pass-rushing prowess (10.5 total sacks the last two seasons) should translate to IDP relevance in 2015.

Dontari Poe
DL KC (5)
1 year ago

Poe exited practice Tuesday with a back injury, the Kansas City Star reports.

The severity of Poe's injury remains unclear at this point, but the issue held him out of practice Wednesday as well. There's no indication that the injury will hold over into training camp, but it's worth monitoring for anyone potentially considering the big man in IDP leagues.

Dontari Poe
DL KC (5)
1 year ago

Poe's fifth-year contract option was exercised by the Chiefs on Friday, NFL.com reports.

Poe has emerged into one of the NFL's most dominant nose tackles since joining the league as a first-rounder in 2012, making two Pro Bowl appearances along the way. As a result, exercising Poe's fifth-year option was seemingly a no-brainer for Kansas City. Entering this upcoming season, Poe will aim to build on the career-best six sacks he posted with 46 tackles last season.

Dontari Poe
DL KC (5)
2 years ago

Poe had a sack, a tackle for loss, a QB hit and four tackles (three solo) against the Bills on Sunday.

Poe's sack was his second in as many games, and now gives him four for the season. As the nose tackle in a 3-4 defense, he doesn't figure to light up the box score consistently, but has made his presence felt in the backfield the last couple weeks.