Tiffany Blackmon of the NFL Network is reporting that the Jaguars are expected to host free agent DT Dontari Poe for a visit on Monday.
- Josina Anderson confirms the report and adds that Poe’s meeting with the Colts “went well.” According to Anderson, Poe is scheduled to arrive in Jacksonville this evening.
Poe met with the Colts today, who are reportedly interested in signing him to a long-term deal, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. However, La Canfora added that this would likely require big money and Poe is willing to sign a one-year contract and test the open market again in 2018.
The Falcons, Dolphins and Raiders are also expected to be in the mix for Poe if he leaves Indianapolis without a contract.
ESPN’s Ed Werder reported last week that there are some concerns about Poe’s back along with his overall price, which is why he hasn’t signed with a team yet.
The defensive tackle market is pretty deep this year, which could be one reason why many of them haven’t signed yet.
Poe, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2012. He played out his four-year, $11,320,006 contract but the Chiefs picked up his fifth-year option last year that will cost them $6.15 million for the 2016 season.
Poe is currently testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career.
In 2016, Poe has appeared in all 16 games for the Chiefs and recorded 27 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and three pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 46 interior defensive lineman out of 126 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.