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Published: Mon, March 20, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Falcons Agree to Terms with DT Dontari Poe

Falcons Agree to Terms with DT Dontari Poe

Poe signed a 1-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons for $8 million dollars, and Logan signed a 1-year deal with the Chiefs for $8 million dollars as well.

Adding Dontari Poe was a great move from a Falcons' front office that has had a slow start to the off-season. He followed that year up with another Pro Bowl selection in 2014, while posting a career high six sacks and 46 total tackles. Poe ultimately ended up signing with the Falcons on a one-year, $8 million deal that can end up being a $10 million deal if other incentives are reached.

Judging from the similar contracts the two players signed this week with their new teams, it certainly looks as if the Kansas City Chiefs chose one nose tackle, Bennie Logan, over another, Dontari Poe.

Pioli was relieved of his duties in KC after the disastrous 2-14 season that ensued, but Poe went on to have a productive five-year stint with the Chiefs.

The comment from general manager John Dorsey was less optimistic about Poe's return and perhaps indicated the Chiefs would take him back but only at their price. A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Poe has gained fame not just for his work plugging up the line of scrimmage but his occasional forays on offense.

Carr, a 10-year National Football League veteran who turns 31 in May, is coming off his best season, when he had one interception, nine pass deflections, a quarterback pressure, a tackle for loss and 61 tackles for the Dallas Cowboys.

The Washington Redskins signed free agent linebacker Chris Carter to a contract.

Poe was seen as a big upgrade over Jordan Phillips or at the very least a solid option to rotate with Phillips giving the Dolphins fresh leg options.

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