Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff mentioned during an appearance on 92.9 The Game radio Monday morning that they would like to get an opportunity to meet with free agent DT Dontari Poe.
“He’s obviously had some very good seasons in the past,” Dimitroff said, via ESPN.com. “We believe he, obviously, still has the ability to contribute to a team like us.”
Poe is reportedly visiting with the Jaguars today after he wrapped up his meeting with the Colts on Sunday.
The Colts, Falcons, Dolphins and Raiders are also expected to be in the mix for Poe, who could be targeting a one-year contract that will allow him to test the open market again in 2018 and hopefully get the big pay day he’s looking for.
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.