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.
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.
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.
Poe had five tackles (two solo) and a sack in Thursday's win over the Saints.
The five tackles tie 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 has limited IDP-value as he is consistently tasked with eating up double teams.
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.
|11||11/18/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||16||38||28.0||10||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||15||51||43.0||8||4.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||16||45||37.0||8||6||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||15||39||29.0||10||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||27||18.0||9||1.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||16||16||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||15||15||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||16||16||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||15||13||1||1||1.0||1||1||0||1|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||16||1||1||1.0||1||1||0||1|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||16||16||0||0||---||0||---||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||---|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||15||15||0||0||---||0||---||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||---|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||16||16||0||0||---||0||---||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||---|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||15||13||0||0||---||0||---||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||---|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||16||1||1||100.0||2||2.00||2||1||0||0/0||0||0||118.8|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||15||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||15||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|