Poe has now taken visits with multiple teams and likely has some solid contract offers on the table, and no one should be surprised that he’s continuing to test the waters. Atlanta gives him the best chance to win, but odds are that he could get more money from, say, the Jaguars. His departure tonight doesn’t mean the door is closed with the Falcons, but it does mean the Falcons didn’t get him sewn up, and that creates doubt. Unless Miami blows him away, though, I’d bet you haven’t seen the last of the Falcons being linked to the hulking former Chiefs defender.
Poe was discovered as a freshman at Wooddale High in Tennessee by happenstance. As coach Cedric Miller headed to practice one day, the large bass drummer in the band caught his eye. It was Poe. "Normally, I would have been on the field by the time the band passed, but that day for some reason I was late coming out of the locker room and the band happened to be marching past," Miller told Memphis’ Commercial Appeal in 2012. "I told Don, ‘I don’t know if you’re interested or not in playing, but I can teach you if you’re interested.’ He said, ‘Yeah, I’m interested.’ "
Poe, a five-year veteran who has started 76 games for the Kansas City Chiefs has already visited the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars and met with the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday. According to a source, Poe will travel to South Florida Tuesday night if he doesn’t reach a deal with the Falcons.
A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Poe posted 10.5 sacks over two seasons, but has had just 2.5 sacks in two years since.
Lacy's addition comes one day after Seattle hosted former Minnesota Vikings All-Pro Adrian Peterson and a day before the Seahawks were scheduled to get a visit from former Kansas City Chiefs star Jamaal Charles. According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Charles is still planning on visiting Seattle on Wednesday. Former Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray, who was scheduled to visit the Seahawks on Tuesday, is instead in Minnesota visiting the Vikings, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson: This might be an ideal scenario for both the Chiefs and Watson. Kansas City secures the future of the position and Watson goes to a winning organization where his skill-set fits what the head coach wants to do on offense.
Former San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Gerald Hodges recently visited the Chiefs and left without a contract agreement, two sources with knowledge of the visit told The Kansas City Star.
Eagles coach Doug Pedersen worked with him in Kansas City and saw him as solid insurance behind Sam Bradford. But then the Eagles drafted Carson Wentz second overall, traded Bradford to Minnesota and opted to ride their prized rookie from Day One. Daniel became one of the NFL's highest-paid mentors. After helping install Pedersen's offense during the offseason and preseason, he grabbed his clipboard and ball cap. His passing line for the 2016 regular season: 1 for 1 for 16 yards.
Scouts from the following teams were in attendance: Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys as well as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL.
Several NFL teams were on hand to evaluate the former Gamecocks, including the San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, Tennessee Titans, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars.