14. NT Dontari Poe (26) -- $10-11.5 million/year – More athletic with a bigger name than fellow free agent NT Brandon Williams, Poe is nevertheless not as good. The Chiefs’ run defense has struggled more often than not with Poe as its anchor, and he provides little pass-rush push. Still, Poe is a freakish athlete at 6-foot-4, 346 pounds, and there’s a chance his best football is still ahead of him. After Kansas City opted against franchise tagging Poe, Chiefs beat writers expect him to sign elsewhere in free agency.
Corners who have confirmed formal interviews with the Chiefs include: Fabian Moreau of UCLA, Quincy Wilson of Florida, Tre’Davious White of Louisiana State, Cameron Sutton of Tennessee, Adoree’ Jackson of Southern California and Jeremy Clark of Michigan.
But put it this way: there are other top draft prospects that NFL teams are way more concerned with than Mixon from a character standpoint. Their transgressions just haven’t been caught on tape. That’s a key distinction, of course. It’s why the Kansas City Chiefs got a fraction of the negative attention for drafting Tyreek Hill last year than Mixon’s new team is bound to receive. Hill reached a plea deal in 2015 for hitting and choking his pregnant former girlfriend. The Chiefs took him in the fifth round and got an instant star who scored 12 touchdowns as a rookie.
Former Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, who is immediately available because he was cut, also hasn’t been getting significant play in Indianapolis. But it’s not just confined to the older running backs. For younger guys like Raiders running back Latavius Murray, the numbers won’t be there — just like they haven’t been in recent years.
Temple LB Haason Reddick has also met with the Chiefs. His connection to KC is through Temple, where Andy Reid’s son, Britt, who his now the Chiefs defensive line coach, once coached. "Britt Reid was a good man," Reddick said via his Combine press conference transcript. "He was one of the few guys on that first coaching staff that was willing to help me out who thought I had potential. I was very appreciative. He always looked out, always tried to give me the opportunity to show what I had."
"(They’re) similar," Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid, a lunch pail guy and former college offensive lineman himself, told Land of 10 at the 2017 NFL Combine when asked about the ties that bind the Cornhuskers and Badgers. "They just did kind of different areas. But very similar. While they were building that thing (in Wisconsin) up, we saw how that thing turned around over the years.
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair chairs the finance committee. It includes owners Arthur Blank, Atlanta Falcons; Joel Glazer, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Clark Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs; Jim Irsay, Indianapolis Colts; Woody Johnson, New York Jets; Shahid Kahn, Jacksonville Jaguars; Jeffrey Lurie, Philadelphia Eagles; and Stephen Ross, Miami Dolphins.
"I got here by sacking the quarterback — that’s not a secret," Harris said. "So I feel like most teams are gonna play me how I’m supposed to get played — that’s me getting the quarterback, me covering when I need to cover (and) when it’s necessary, me playing special teams. Things like that. I’m big, I’m athletic, I can move."