Dontari Poe
DL ATL (5)
1 month ago

Poe had five tackles (two solo) and a sack in Thursday's win over the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

The five tackles tie Poe's season high, and the sack brings his season total to 2.5. The 27-year-old continues to be a reliable anchor in the middle of the Falcons defense, but has limited IDP-value as he is consistently tasked with eating up double teams.

Dontari Poe
DL ATL (5)
2 months ago

Poe recorded four tackles (two solo) and one sack in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Poe now has reached the quarterback in two of the past three games. The defensive tackle is up to 20 tackles (12 solo), two pass defensed and 1.5 sacks on the year. He'll now be tasked with stuffing the Seahawks run game Monday night.

Dontari Poe
DL ATL (5)
10 months ago

Poe agreed to terms with the Falcons on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Poe was one of the last big-ticket players available in free agency. The 6-3, 346 pound defensive tackle recorded a career-low 27 combined tackles in 16 games played last season, but his massive frame is still capable of wreaking havoc for opposing offenses. Atlanta was 26th in the NFL with 4.5 yards allowed per carry in 2016, so Poe will be welcomed as a boost to the Falcons' run defense as they try to make another push deep into the playoffs.

Dontari Poe
DL ATL (5)
11 months ago

Poe is anticipated to become an unrestricted free agent unless he and the Chiefs are able to reach agreement on a long-term contract prior to Wednesday's deadline to designate franchise players, ESPN's Ed Werder reports.

EDGE Analysis

Poe posted a career-low 27 tackles and 1.5 sacks while earning $6.1 million under his fifth-year option last season. With both he and safety Eric Berry thus far unsuccessful in negotiations for long-term extensions, the Chiefs may have to prioritize a player with their franchise tag ahead of Wednesday's deadline. Despite his reluctance, Berry is expected to receive that designation, which would result in Poe becoming an unrestricted free agent. Should that occur, the 26-year-old Poe would figure to garner significant interest from teams in need of a disruptive 3-4 nose guard, likely spelling the end of his time in Kansas City.

Dontari Poe
DL ATL (5)
1 year ago

Poe (back) is active for Thursday's contest against the Raiders, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Poe practiced in full on Tuesday and Wednesday and his active status comes as no surprise. He should be expected to play without limitation.

Dontari Poe
DL ATL (5)
1 year ago

Poe (back) is considered questionable for Thursday's game against the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Poe was able to fully participate in practice Tuesday and Wednesday, so it's likely that he'll be just fine when game time rolls around.

Dontari Poe
DL ATL (5)
1 year ago

Poe (back) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Falcons, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Poe may be subject to a limited snap count after failing to practice throughout the week, so Jarvis Jenkins may be in line for additional work at nose tackle.

Dontari Poe
DL ATL (5)
1 year ago

Poe (back) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Poe was unable to practice throughout the week, so he may be limited Sunday if he ends up getting the all-clear to play. Jarvis Jenkins figures to get the start at nose tackle if Poe is ultimately sidelined.

Dontari Poe
DL ATL (5)
1 year ago

Poe (back) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Poe attempted to play against Denver in Week 12, but ultimately was forced from the contest. Poe is an important part of the Chiefs' defense, especially in terms of run-stopping. If he is unable to go Sunday against the Falcons, expect Jarvis Jenkins to fill in at nose tackle.

Dontari Poe
DL ATL (5)
1 year ago

Poe (back) is questionable to return to Sunday's game, ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jarvis Jenkins will fill in at nose tackle in the interim.