Atlanta Falcons land Pro Bowl DT Dontari Poe

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Poe has played for the Kansas City Chiefs since being a first-round pick.

Poe also made headlines last season by throwing a ideal jump-pass for a touchdown - a highlight the Falcons apparently are well aware of. Scott Pioli, who was the general manager back in 2012 when Poe was drafted, is the assistant general manager down in Atlanta, so this move makes flawless sense.

After leaving Miami without a signed contract, Poe signed a new deal with the Atlanta Falcons that will pay him in that $8 million range that he was asking for. I'm going to let the process [play] its way out. But after the club declined to place the franchise tag on him - which would have been around $13 million - it was also clear that they wanted him back at the right price. "We'll just let the process unfold as we go here".

He was a great player and definitely will be missed by KC Chiefs fans. For as much coverage Poe used to see in Kansas City, the Falcons offer more pressure from the defensive line, limiting the amount of double teams that could be focused on Poe.

Poe had a down year in 2016, struggling to get back to the form from the 2014 season. This is a good, short-term deal for both Atlanta and Poe. Poe played more snaps over the course of his five years with the Chiefs than all but one other National Football League defensive tackle, so he's got a lot of wear and tear. This category includes offensive tackle Branden Albert and cornerback Sean Smith.

But Poe is more than a run-clogging big body.

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