Chiefs Sign First Round Draft Pick

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February 07 2021 05:30 pm
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has signed first-round draft pick defensive tackle Dontari Poe.

Poe was the Chiefs lone remaining unsigned draft pick, and the official signing means he will attend training camp on schedule. The first practice in St. Joseph is scheduled for Friday.

With Poe’s signing, all eight of Kansas City’s draft picks are under contract.

Poe was the 11th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. he agreed to a four-year deal with a fifth-year deal and a fifth-year team option. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Poe (6-3, 346) played in 35 games (30 starts) at Memphis from 2009-2011. The first of eight defensive linemen taken in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Poe tallied 101 tackles (57 solo), 5.0 sacks (-23.0 yards), 21.5 tackles for loss, eight pressures, four forced fumbles and four passes defensed for the Tigers.

He earned All-Conference USA recognition for three seasons and achieved All-America status in 2011.



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