In a surprising twist, ESPN’s Josina Anderson is reporting that former Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Dontari Poe is scheduled to leave Atlanta, where he was meeting with the Falcons, and travel to Miami Tuesday night to visit with the Dolphins.
Poe is noted as having a good combination of speed and athleticism for a guy of his size (6-3 and 346 lbs), and although he was a Pro Bowler after the 2013 and 2014 seasons, totaling 10.5 sacks in those two years, he suffered a herniated disk in his back prior to the 2015 season, causing him to miss all of the preseason, and affecting his play that year, when he recorded just one sack. He has admitted that he has had back problems for years.
Poe had a down year in 2016, recording just 27 tackles and 1.5 sacks. Regardless, he has generated interest from several other NFL teams, including the Raiders, Colts, Jaguars, and Falcons.
Poe’s injury history will likely lead to a short-term ‘prove it’ contract with whichever team he signs with, and the Dolphins are apparently hopping on board, bringing the nose tackle in to gauge interest from both sides and see if the nose tackle would be a good fit alongside All Pro tackle Ndamukong Suh.
Poe is also known for a jump shot touchdown pass that he threw against the Denver Broncos in a December game late last season.
This story was written by Eldon Jenson. Follow him on Twitter @EJFootball
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