Chiefs sign Poe in time for camp

BY foxsports • July 26, 2012



KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has signed first-round draft pick (11th overall) defensive tackle Dontari Poe.
 
Poe (6-3, 346) played in 35 games (30 starts) at Memphis from 2009-11. The first of eight defensive linemen taken in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Poe tallied 101 tackles (57 solo), 5.0 sacks (-23.0 yards), 21.5 tackles for loss, eight pressures, four forced fumbles and four passes defensed for the Tigers. He earned All-Conference USA recognition for three seasons and achieved All-America status in 2011. The Memphis, Tenn., native attended Wooddale High School, where he was an all-state selection in football and a two-time 3A state champion throwing the shot put for the track and field team.  


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