Huff was initially tendered a contract as a restricted free agent by the Ravens before the start of free agency. The Ravens later rescinded the tender making Huff an unrestricted free agent.
Poe’s allure for the Falcons is fairly obvious. This is a compact, 346 pound defensive tackle who has shown a gift for eating space and getting involved against the run, and he’ll only be 27 years old when this upcoming season kicks off. He’s been durable (at least 13 starts in each of his five seasons) and pretty productive (155 tackles and 13 sacks), though he has just 47 tackles and 2.5 sacks over his last two seasons
The most notable thing about the contract is that it is not that far off from the one-year, $8 million pact the Chiefs recently signed with free-agent defensive tackle Bennie Logan, a strong run-stopper who will have an opportunity to replace Poe in the middle of the Chiefs’ 3-4 defense.
It was looking like the big defensive tackle was touring NFL teams for the best contract (or free dinners), but took less to play for the Falcons.
This is a good play for both sides. Poe will make good money in an oddly quiet market for defensive tackles, and will get to be a key player on a rising defense that will hope to make a return to the Super Bowl. The Falcons get a good player at a position of need, albeit with some production and injury questions in recent years, without having to commit to him long-term.
Poe had visited with Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Atlanta and Miami in free agency after not being re-signed by the Kansas City Chiefs. He was slated to visit Oakland.
For the answer to that, we’re going to turn to the film very soon, but first we’ll hear from the experts at Arrowhead Pride, who have been watching Poe since he was drafted. Do they think he’s a tremendous pickup? Yes and no.
One NFC defensive coach said Poe is an "underrated one-on-one pass-rusher, in part due to the 2-gap defensive system that he's been a part of so far. He's capable of being more of a factor rushing the QB or being a consistent contributor as part of a four-man rush."
Carr was one of the more reliable pieces for the Cowboys defense in 2016, as he played all 16 games, and has played 144 consecutive games. Over the course of the season, Carr recorded 61 tackles, one interception, and nine passes defended. Carr’s consistent availability was likely one of the most appealing factors to the Ravens.
"That’s the thing with Alex, about two throws a game, you’re like, ‘Eh, I want those back.’ I think that’s why you can’t put him in that elite category. "When Alex Smith was with the 49ers he got them to the NFC Championship game so he can do it. He just has to have the complementary parts around him. If your defense is going to fail in the game, I’m not sure that he can lead your team in New England to beat the Patriots. "However, I played a playoff game with him in 2013 where he threw for 400 yards in Indianapolis. We scored 45 points. We lost the game but that’s not his fault. He’s proven he can put up points. To me, he keeps winning games, he gets the Chiefs to the playoffs, and in the playoffs you have to have a little luck."
The following 28 teams had spotted scouts in attendance Thursday: Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Rams, New York Giants, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs.
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