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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:58:45 -0700
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe (back) underwent surgery on his herniated disk July 15. Poe will miss training camp, but head coach Andy Reid said there's a chance Poe is able to return in the early part of the season depending on how he recovers.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:47:48 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe (back) is dealing with a herniated disk in his back and has had two epidurals. The extent of and timetable for the injury were not disclosed.
Sun, 07 Jun 2015 07:29:56 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe (back) is expected to be fine even though he missed some practice last week, according to head coach Andy Reid.
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 11:12:37 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe (back) did not participate in organized team activities Wednesday, June 3. Poe's back injury does not appear to be serious.
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 15:15:27 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson (knee) and DT Dontari Poe (back) missed organized team activities Tuesday, June 2. Johnson sat with knee inflammation while Poe sat with back pain.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:29:24 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe's fifth-year option in his contract has been picked up by the team, according to a source.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:03:46 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe was praised by head coach Andy Reid recently. Reid said to get Poe off the field you have to pull him off and that he is "not one to tap out." Reid added that there was no decline in Poe's play later on last season, despite how often Poe was on the field. Poe should continue to see plenty of work again this season as the Chiefs did not add a nose tackle to take Poe's place.
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:47:01 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles was named to the first-team All-Pro team Friday, Jan. 3. S Eric Berry was also a first-team selection, while LB Tamba Hali and DT Dontari Poe were named to the second team, while WR Dexter McCluster was named to the second team as a kick returner.
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:30:01 -0800
The Kansas City Chiefs have declared QB Alex Smith, OT Branden Albert, LB Derrick Johnson, DL Dontari Poe, WR Dwayne Bowe, RB Jamaal Charles, LB Tamba Hali inactive for Week 17.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:17:57 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs OT Branden Albert, SS Eric Berry, RB Jamaal Charles, CB Brandon Flowers, LB Tamba Hali, LB Justin Houston, WR Dexter McCluster and DT Dontari Poe were named to the Pro Bowl rosters announced Friday, Dec. 27. McCluster was picked as a punt return man.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:01:56 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs FB Anthony Sherman (knee), TE Kevin Brock (shoulder), TE Anthony Fasano (ankle, knee), OG Jeff Allen (groin, hand), OG Jon Asamoah (knee), OT Branden Albert (elbow, knee), DT Jaye Howard (non-injury), DT Dontari Poe (ankle), LB Dezman Moses (toe), CB Brandon Flowers (knee) and P Dustin Colquitt (knee) are listed as probable for Week 7. Fasano and Flowers were limited during practice Friday, Oct. 18, while the other players fully participated in practice.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:19:09 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs FB Anthony Sherman (knee), TE Kevin Brock (shoulder), OG Jeff Allen (groin, hand), OG Jon Asamoah (knee), OT Branden Albert (elbow, knee), DT Dontari Poe (ankle), LB Dezman Moses (toe) and P Dustin Colquitt (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 17.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 17:20:05 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs OT Branden Albert (elbow, knee), OG Jeff Allen (groin, hand), OG Jon Asamoah (knee), WR Donnie Avery (shoulder), TE Kevin Brock (shoulder), P Dustin Colquitt (knee), LB Dezman Moses (toe), DT Dontari Poe (ankle) and FB Anthony Sherman (knee) were all listed as full participants in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:56:58 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe could be a breakout player this season. He's taken to the new coaching staff and has looked terrific in training camp. He made strides late last season and it looks like he's carried it over to this year.
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 08:38:14 -0800
The Kansas City Chiefs have declared OT Branden Albert, RB Cyrus Gray, WR Devon Wylie, DL Dontari Poe, QB Ricky Stanzi, WR Steve Breaston, FS Tysyn Hartman inactive for Week 12.
Fri, 16 Nov 2012 12:42:48 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs TE Steve Maneri (ankle), DT Dontari Poe (knee) and QB Brady Quinn (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 16, and are probable for Week 11.
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:13:48 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe (knee) and QB Brady Quinn (head) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 15.
Wed, 14 Nov 2012 15:09:16 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs TE Steve Maneri (ankle) and T Dontari Poe (knee) were both limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:24:35 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe has been working with the first-team defense during practice this week and likely will start the final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 30. He may have to start Week 1 if DT Anthony Toribio (ankle) is not recovered from his injury.
Thu, 09 Aug 2012 07:53:27 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe has not received a ton of reps early in training camp. Head coach Romeo Crennel said Poe has a lot to work on if he wants to get on the field more. "He needs to work on technique, he needs to work on understanding the system, he needs to get the calls correct all the time. He's got a ways to go," Crennel said.
Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:14:10 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs DL Dontari Poe acknowledged the difficulty of adjusting to the NFL game. "It's all different," Poe said Wednesday, Aug. 8. "The technique of it, there's nothing the same about the college level. The only thing the same is that it's football. As far as the speed level and the strength and all that, you've got to learn it all over again." Poe remains behind DL Anthony Toribio at the nose tackle position on the depth chart, and Poe enters the lineup on obvious passing downs when the Chiefs use their nickel defense.
Thu, 26 Jul 2012 10:21:47 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed first-round draft choice DT Dontari Poe. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Thu, 26 Jul 2012 05:30:09 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon, Kansas City Chiefs DL Dontari Poe, Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill, Minnesota Vikings OT Matt Kalil, Oakland Raiders OL Tony Bergstrom and WR Juron Criner, and Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright remain the only 2012 NFL draft picks unsigned.
Wed, 25 Jul 2012 08:19:39 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs and first-round draft pick DT Dontari Poe are not close to a deal. The next 24 hours are said to be critical to getting a deal done and typically both sides will be motivated to get that deal done.
Tue, 24 Jul 2012 20:37:27 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs and DL Dontari Poe, the 11th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, have yet to agree to terms as of Tuesday, July 24. Six first-round picks from the 2012 NFL Draft remain unsigned.
Sat, 21 Jul 2012 07:10:34 -0700
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson, Minnesota Vikings OT Ryan Kalil, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon, Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne, Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill, Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe, Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright, Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden, Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff and Pittsburgh Steelers OG David DeCastro are the remaining first-round draft picks left to be signed.
Wed, 30 May 2012 09:35:41 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe is receiving a good amount of practice time during organized team activities but it is mostly during passing situations.
Sat, 26 May 2012 06:25:51 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs DL Dontari Poe saw plenty of reps during passing situations in practice this week. Poe could make a more immediate contribution as a pass rusher rather than as a run stopper.
Thu, 24 May 2012 11:44:31 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe worked with the first-team defense during organized team activities Thursday, May 24.
Fri, 11 May 2012 22:57:52 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs DL Dontari Poe worked one-on-one with coaches on hand placement, footwork and stance for nearly 60 minutes Friday, May 11. The new Collective Bargaining Agreement prohibits any contact from taking place at minicamp practices.
Sat, 05 May 2012 07:28:49 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli defended his selection of DL Dontari Poe in the NFL Draft by saying he is more than a workout warrior. Pioli likes Poe's upside as a player. "All these people say he's a workout warrior and that means he can't play," Pioli said. "With our eyes, we think he's a player with upside, but we don't think he's a project."
Thu, 26 Apr 2012 18:16:24 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs selected Memphis DT Dontari Poe with the 11th overall selection in the NFL Draft.
Fantasy Tip: Poe has plenty of size at 350 pounds to anchor the heart of KC's 3-4 defense. He won't be a big stat producer for fantasy purposes, as that isn't the nature of the position. more »
Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:48:35 -0700
Twenty NFL Draft evaluators named North Carolina DE Quinton Coples as the most likely defensive end bust in this year's draft class. "His interviews are so delusional in terms of him thinking he's one way and everybody else saying that he's another," one personnel man said. "If he doesn't have it in him, people will be waiting for something that's not going to happen." Coples led with 5 1/2 votes, while Memphis DT Dontari Poe and Penn State DT Devon Still each received 3 1/2 votes. "Love Poe's ability," one scout said. "Don't like the way he plays. Pretty good kid. Quiet. Humble. Country. Pretty well-spoken. But he doesn't know what he doesn't know. If you tell him that he doesn't play hard, he's like,'Really?'" West Virginia DE Bruce Irvin received three votes, Michigan State DT Jerel Worthy received 2 1/2 votes and Louisiana State DT Michael Brockers and Illinois DE Whitney Mercilus received one each.
Thu, 19 Apr 2012 05:52:46 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs could target Memphis DL Dontari Poe in the NFL Draft if they remain with the No. 11 pick.
Wed, 18 Apr 2012 09:12:29 -0700
The Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with Memphis DT Dontari Poe Wednesday, April 18.
Sun, 15 Apr 2012 10:12:14 -0700
The St. Louis Rams met with Memphis DT Dontari Poe Friday, April 13.
Fri, 13 Apr 2012 11:03:52 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings recently met with Memphis DT Dontari Poe.
Fri, 13 Apr 2012 11:02:50 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs recently met with Memphis DT Dontari Poe.
Fri, 13 Apr 2012 11:02:20 -0700
The Carolina Panthers recently met with Memphis DT Dontari Poe.
Wed, 11 Apr 2012 09:21:12 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys could have interest in taking Memphis DT Dontari Poe if he is available in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft because it would allow them to move DT Jay Ratliff to defensive end.
Thu, 05 Apr 2012 10:22:30 -0700
Memphis DT Dontari Poe is visiting with the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, April 5.
Wed, 04 Apr 2012 23:00:36 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys did not visit with Memphis DT Dontari Poe, as expected. The Cowboys "like (Poe) a lot but don't want to draw attention to him," according to a team source.
Sat, 03 Mar 2012 11:07:45 -0800
Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix said he believes South Carolina DE Melvin Ingram and Memphis DT Dontari Poe had two of the better workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Wed, 29 Feb 2012 10:05:59 -0800
The Carolina Panthers could show interest in Memphis DT Dontari Poe in the 2012 NFL Draft even though they do not think defensive tackle is their biggest need.
Mon, 27 Feb 2012 10:20:22 -0800
Updating a previous report, Memphis DT Dontari Poe officially ran the 40-yard dash in 4.98 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Mon, 27 Feb 2012 09:30:27 -0800
Memphis DL Dontari Poe has arguably been the star of the NFL Scouting Combine with his size, strength and speed. Poe ran an unofficial time of 4.87 seconds in the 40-yard dash and 1.7 seconds in the ten-yard split. Many 3-4 teams will see Poe as a nose tackle, and that's probably where he will get drafted. However, his workout shows that Poe could be moved around in a variety of defensive line positions on a 3-4 or 4-3 defense.
Mon, 27 Feb 2012 08:58:01 -0800
Memphis DT Dontari Poe posted an unofficial time of 4.87 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Mon, 27 Feb 2012 08:16:25 -0800
Memphis DL Dontari Poe put up 44 repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press at the NFL Scouting Combine, making him the strongest player at any position. Poe's mark tops Michigan OL David Molk by three reps.
Fri, 23 Dec 2011 22:43:57 -0800
Memphis DL Dontari Poe said Friday, Dec. 23, that he will enter the 2012 NFL Draft. "It's time," Poe said. "I'm ready."
Fri, 23 Dec 2011 10:36:20 -0800
Memphis DT Dontari Poe has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the 2012 NFL Draft.