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March 27, 2020 07:08 PM
Cowboys' Dontari Poe: Joining forces with Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cowboys and Poe agreed to terms of a contract Friday, David Helman of the team's official site reports.

An eight-year pro, Poe has experience in both 3-4 (Kansas City and Carolina) and 4-3 (Atlanta) alignments, the latter of which he'll be a part of in Dallas. Over the course of his career, he's tallied two-plus sacks in four campaigns while averaging 49.3 defensive snaps per game. The 6-foot-3, 346-pound nose tackle will serve a space-eating role once he recovers from surgery on a quad injury that ended his 2019 season after 11 contests.

March 14, 2020 07:40 PM
Panthers' Dontari Poe: Will have option declined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Panthers are expected to decline Poe's $9.8 million team option for the 2020 season, Jourdan Rodrigue and Joe Person of The Athletic reports.

Prior to missing the final five games of 2019 due to a quad injury, Poe played at least 50 percent of the defensive snaps in seven of 11 appearances, accounting for 22 tackles and four sacks. He underwent surgery in the meantime, but considering the cap hit and his age (30 in August), the Panthers are inclined to move on. He'll officially be able to sign elsewhere as of Wednesday, assuming free agency starts as planned.

December 31, 2019 12:16 AM
Panthers' Dontari Poe: Undergoes successful surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poe relayed that his quadriceps surgery was successful and he's on track for a full recovery, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Poe missed the final five games of the season, but it doesn't appear his 2020 status is in jeopardy. The 29-year-old had a solid year, as he recorded 22 tackles and four sacks over 11 contests. Poe has one year remaining on his contract at a cap hit of $13.33 million.

November 27, 2019 12:28 PM
Panthers' Dontari Poe: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Panthers placed Poe (quadriceps) on injured reserve Wednesday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

Poe suffered a torn quadriceps during Sunday's loss to the Saints. The 29-year-old underwent surgery to address the injury Tuesday, and he'll miss the remainder of the 2019 season. Expect Kyle Love to take over at nose tackle for Carolina going forward.

November 26, 2019 09:52 PM
Panthers' Dontari Poe: Heading for surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poe is set to undergo surgery to address his torn quadriceps Tuesday, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.

The fears regarding Poe's injury have been confirmed, with the big tackle scheduled to go under the knife. The 29-year-old should miss the rest of the 2019 season and will move to injured reserve in the near future. Kyle Love is in line to take over at nose tackle for the Panthers.

November 26, 2019 09:36 PM
Panthers' Dontari Poe: Torn quad feared
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poe is feared to have suffered a torn quadriceps during Sunday's loss to the Saints, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Poe is scheduled to undergo an MRI to confirm the severity of his injury, but if he's indeed sustained a torn quadriceps, he can be expected to miss the remainder of the season. Kyle Love figures to take over at nose tackle if Poe is indeed forced to miss significant time.

November 24, 2019 07:04 PM
Panthers' Dontari Poe: Sporting crutches
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poe (knee) was spotted on crutches following Sunday's loss to the Saints, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Poe suffered a tough injury Sunday as he was on the ground writhing in pain in the second quarter and did not return. The fact that he's sporting crutches suggests that he's dealing with a significant injury. Expect the team to update Poe's status as Week 13 approaches.

November 24, 2019 02:32 PM
Panthers' Dontari Poe: Done for day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poe (knee) won't return to Sunday's game against the Saints, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

Poe suffered the injury in the second quarter and remained on the ground in serious pain before he was helped off the field by trainers. It's likely the team will have an update regarding Poe's status in the coming days. In his stead, Kyle Love is the primary candidate to see an increase in snaps along the defensive line.

November 19, 2019 04:48 PM
Panthers' Dontari Poe: Up to four sacks in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poe made a pair of tackles (one solo) and collected a sack in Sunday's 29-3 loss to the Falcons.

Poe needs just three more sacks over the season's final six games to set a new career-high. Through 10 games, the 29-year-old nose tackle has amassed 21 tackles, including four sacks. Poe's value in IDP formats is, at best, pedestrian.

November 5, 2019 09:00 PM
Panthers' Dontari Poe: Tallies sack in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poe made three tackles (two solo) and included one sack in Sunday's 30-20 win over the Titans.

Poe brought his season total to three sacks through just eight games, marking the most in a single season for Poe since his 2014 campaign with the Chiefs.

September 14, 2019 11:00 PM
Panthers' Dontari Poe: Earns first sack of 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poe recorded three total tackles and a sack in Thursday's 20-14 loss to Tampa Bay.

Poe was on the field for 35 of 65 possible defensive plays (54 percent). Through two games in the 2019 campaign, the 2012 first-round pick has six total tackles and one sack. It would appear that Carolina is rotating Poe with Kyle Love at nose tackle this season -- Love has 54 total defensive snaps this season compared to Poe's 70 -- which may help Poe enjoy another relatively healthy season but also limit his production and value in IDP leagues.

December 5, 2018 02:16 PM
Panthers' Dontari Poe: Records first sack of 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poe recorded three tackles and a sack in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Buccaneers.

Despite playing just 54 percent of the team's defensive snaps, Poe was able to bring down Jameis Winston for his first sack of the season. The 28-year-old only has 15 tackles on the season, making him a nonfactor in IDP leagues.

March 16, 2018 09:04 PM
Panthers' Dontari Poe: Signing with Carolina
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poe intends to sign a three-year contract with the Panthers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Poe signed a one-year deal with Atlanta last year and went on to record 39 tackles, including 2.5 sacks on the year. With Star Lotulelei leaving Carolina for Buffalo, Poe will slid into a run-stuffing role alongside pass-rushing maven Kawann Short.

March 1, 2018 03:48 PM
Dontari Poe: Unlikely to re-sign with Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said Wednesday that Poe isn't expected to re-sign with the team before free agency opens March 14, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Atlanta inked Poe to a one-year, $8 million contract last March, making him the seventh-highest-paid defensive tackle in the league. After a solid season in which he recorded 39 tackles and 2.5 sacks, Poe is expected to be in high demand once again, with the veteran likely angling for a longer-term contract this time around. With the Falcons lacking the resources to pay up for Poe, it appears the team will move forward with Grady Jarrett and Jack Crawford as its top defensive tackles.

January 17, 2018 11:04 PM
Falcons' Dontari Poe: Tallies 39 tackles in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poe produced 39 tackles, 2.5 sacks and two pass breakups over 16 games in 2017.

After making a name as a premier defensive tackle during his five years with the Chiefs, Poe bolted for Atlanta on a one-year deal this past offseason and fared well with his new team, finishing with positive marks as both a pass rusher and run defender per Pro Football Focus. However, his statistical production expectedly remained modest while playing along within the interior of the defensive line. His fantasy value in 2018 will certainly depend on what team he signs with, but it's unlikely Poe becomes much of an IDP factor given the nature of his position.

December 9, 2017 03:28 PM
Falcons' Dontari Poe: Adds to sack total Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poe had five tackles (two solo) and a sack in Thursday's 20-17 win over the Saints.

The five tackles equal Poe's season high, and the sack brings his season total to 2.5. The 27-year-old continues to be a reliable anchor in the middle of the Falcons' defense, but he has limited IDP value as he is consistently tasked with eating up double teams.

November 15, 2017 10:00 AM
Falcons' Dontari Poe: Sack in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poe recorded four tackles (two solo) and one sack in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.

Poe now has reached the quarterback in two of the past three games. The defensive tackle is up to 20 tackles (12 solo), two pass defensed and 1.5 sacks on the year. He'll now be tasked with stuffing the Seahawks' run game Monday night.

March 16, 2017 06:16 PM
Falcons' Dontari Poe: Heading to Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poe agreed to terms on a one-year, $8 million contract with the Falcons on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Poe was one of the last big-ticket players available in free agency. The 6-foot-3, 346 pound defensive tackle recorded a career-low 27 combined tackles in 16 games played last season, but his massive frame is still capable of wreaking havoc on opposing offenses. Atlanta was 26th in the NFL with 4.5 yards allowed per carry in 2016, so Poe will be welcomed as a boost to the Falcons' run defense as they try to make another push deep into the playoffs.

February 27, 2017 01:45 PM
Chiefs' Dontari Poe: Could hit open market
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poe is anticipated to become an unrestricted free agent unless he and the Chiefs are able to reach agreement on a long-term contract prior to Wednesday's deadline to designate franchise players, ESPN's Ed Werder reports.

Poe posted a career-low 27 tackles and 1.5 sacks while earning $6.1 million under his fifth-year option last season. With both he and safety Eric Berry thus far unsuccessful in negotiations for long-term extensions, the Chiefs may have to prioritize a player with their franchise tag ahead of Wednesday's deadline. Despite his reluctance, Berry is expected to receive that designation, which would result in Poe becoming an unrestricted free agent. Should that occur, the 26-year-old Poe would figure to garner significant interest from teams in need of a disruptive 3-4 nose tackle, likely spelling the end of his time in Kansas City.

December 8, 2016 07:40 PM
Chiefs' Dontari Poe: Active Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Poe (back) is active for Thursday's contest against the Raiders, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.

Poe practiced in full on Tuesday and Wednesday and his active status comes as no surprise. He should be expected to play without limitation.

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