According to La Canfora, it’s “very doubtful” the sides will be able to get an agreement in place before the start of the regular season.
It’s been awhile since we last heard an update regarding the Chiefs and Poe.
At the NFL Combine, Chiefs GM John Dorsey confirmed that he has met with Jimmy Sexton, the agent for Poe, regarding a long-term extension.
“We’ve talked, we’ve talked more than once,” Dorsey said, via the Kansas City Star. “I have great affection for Dontari Poe. I think he represents everything we want to do, culturally. I think he’s a good football player. We will continue this process. Right now, I’m concentrating on other things. But eventually, we’ll get to that.”
However, it looks like there’s still plenty of work to be done before anything could be considered close.
Many expected to the Chiefs to hammer out a long-term deal with franchise S Eric Berry, but they weren’t able to reach an agreement before the deadline to negotiate with franchise players.
It’s possible that Kansas City could use their 2017 franchise tag on Poe, depending on how contract talks go.
Poe, 25, was taken with the No. 11 overall pick by the Chiefs back in 2012. He played out his four-year, $11,320,006 rookie contract before the team picked up his fifth-year option last year.
Poe now stands to make $6.15 million for the 2016 season.
In 2015, Poe appeared in 15 games for the Chiefs and recorded 39 tackles, one sack, a forced fumble and a recovery. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 32 interior defensive lineman out of 123 qualifying players.