The Carolina Panthers announced Wednesday that they’ve placed DT Dontari Poe (quad) and OL Greg Van Roten (foot) on injured reserve and signed defensive linemen Stacy McGee and Woodrow Hamilton to their active roster.
Poe suffered a torn quad and was expected to be placed on season-ending injured reserve, so this doesn’t come as a big surprise.
Poe, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2012. He played out his four-year, $11,320,006 contract when the Chiefs picked up his fifth-year option worth $6.15 million for the 2016 season.
Poe elected to sign a one-year, prove-it contract with the Falcons in 2017. He signed a three-year, $27 million deal with the Panthers and has base salaries of $800,000 and $4.5 million the final two years of the agreement.
In 2019, Poe has appeared in 11 games for the Panthers and recorded 22 tackles and four sacks. Poe is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 40 interior defender out of 121 qualifying players.
McGee, 29, is a former sixth-round pick by the Raiders in the 2013 NFL Draft. He finished his four-year, $2,238,680 rookie contract with Oakland before signing a five-year, $25 million contract with the Redskins in 2017.
McGee was set to make a base salary of $3.75 million for the 2019 season when the Redskins cut him loose this past March.
In 2018, McGee appeared in eight games for the Redskins and recorded nine tackles and a sack.
We had him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.