DT Dontari Poe, Kansas City Chiefs
HT: 6-4, WT: 346, Born: 8-18-1990, College: Memphis, Drafted: Round 1, Pick 11
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Latest NewsNFL | Dontari Poe to wait to sign (Thu Oct 29, 03:17 PM) - Free-agent DT Dontari Poe (Cowboys) plans to get back into game shape in the next month and probably will sign with a team during the last month of the season. link to story Dolphins | Miami could have interest in Dontari Poe (Thu Oct 29, 02:26 AM) - The Miami Dolphins could be interested in signing free agent DT Dontari Poe (Cowboys), in the opinion of The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson. Poe was released by Dallas on Wednesday, Oct. 28. link to story Cowboys | Dontari Poe's release performance based (Wed Oct 28, 10:12 PM) - Free-agent DT Dontari Poe was released by the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday, Oct. 28, after failing to find a trade partner for him. Owner and general manager Jerry Jones said the released had nothing to do with Poe being the only player to kneel during the national anthem ahead of games. 'When you're 30 pounds overweight and you're not doing anything about what's keeping you from performing well on the field, there is no reason to get into the other stuff,' Jones said. 'We have a platform here but the platform on the football field has a high standard, and (Poe) was not up to the standard. He needed to correct that and he did not. I'm going to leave it at that.' link to story Cowboys | Dontari Poe, Daryl Worley cut (Wed Oct 28, 07:25 PM) - Dallas Cowboys DT Dontari Poe and DB Daryl Worley were released Wednesday, Oct. 28. link to story
Poe made some serious strides in 2013 but seemed to wear down from a high snap count late in the year. All of his 4.5 sacks came in the first five weeks of the season and 71% of his total tackles came before the team's week 10 bye. The 23 year-old third-year nose tackle can be a disruptive force when rested and should continue to improve. He has great athleticism for his size (6-1, 346 lbs) and the quickness to get in the backfield and disrupt plays.
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