The Atlanta Falcons surprised everyone and made it all the way to the Super Bowl. While they would have liked to win that game, they're completely loaded for the 2017 season.
On Thursday, as first reported by ProFootballTalk, the falcons signed former Chiefs defensive tackle Dontari Poe.
Per source, Dontari Poe agrees to terms with Falcons.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 16, 2017
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Per NFL Network, the deal is for one year and $8 million.
The Falcons and DT Dontari Poe agree to a 1-year deal worth $8M, source said. He can make up to $10M with incentives.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16, 2017
Poe had a down year in 2016, struggling to get back to the form from the 2014 season. He recorded just 27 tackles and 1.5 sacks after sacking the quarterback six times three seasons ago.
He'll fit nicely in Atlanta, though, next to Grady Jarrett on the interior. That gives Atlanta two defensive tackles who can both stuff the run and get after the quarterback, which should open up even more opportunities for Vic Beasley on the edge.
At $8 million, Poe isn't a bargain, but it does allow the Falcons to see how he does for one year before handing him big-time money.