clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Chiefs' Dontari Poe has a shot to play Week 1 vs. Texans

New, comments
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

I really didn't think that Dontari Poe, who had surgery to repair a herniated disc in mid-July, would be back until sometime in October. According to KC Chiefs coach Andy Reid, THERE IS A CHANCE DONTARI POE COULD PLAY IN WEEK 1.

ALL CAPS IS THE ONLY WAY I CAN SHOW YOU HOW I EXCITED I AM ABOUT THIS NEWS.

One doctor said after Poe's back surgery that a normal timeline would be three months. So I figured after the July 15 surgery that Poe would be back sometime in mid-October. Yet here we sit just a few days before the season opener and Poe is getting back to practice.

"He's on schedule to possibly have an opportunity to play" in Week 1 against the Texans, Reid said. Perhaps if he does play, it's not on a full-time basis because Poe is used to playing almost every snap in games.

He will be limited in practice, according to Reid. It was said that at this point in his recovery Poe really needed to get his strength back and get into football shape. Apparently he is some sort of freak because he's close enough to playing that the Chiefs are acknowledging it's possible.

If he can't go, Jaye Howard is the man. But if he can? Hoo boy...