Dontari Poe Traveling To Meet With Colts, IND Interested In Long-Term Deal

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that free agent DT Dontari Poe is en route to Indianapolis to take his first visit with the Colts.

According to La Canfora, the Colts would like to sign Poe to a long-term contract. However, La Canfora says that will 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 would be next if Poe leaves his visit with the Colts 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.


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