Teicher: Chiefs opted for Logan over Poe?

Teicher: Chiefs opted for Logan over Poe?

The Kansas City Chiefs brought in former Eagles nose tackle Bennie Logan on a one-year deal worth $8 million last week – pretty similar to the deal their former NT, Dontari Poe signed with Atlanta only a few days later.

The move looks to be essentially a swap on the face of it, although we don’t know what exactly transpired involving Poe and the Chiefs.

ESPN’s Adam Teicher: ‘ It makes sense the Chiefs would want Poe to play for them in 2017. He’s been a pillar of what has been at times one of the better defensive teams in the NFL since he was drafted in the first round in 2012. When he made the Pro Bowl in the 2013 and 2014 seasons, Poe was often a dominant player. Since he’s only 26, it stands to reason Poe has some good football left in him.

It’s also reasonable that the Chiefs, even setting their tight salary-cap situation aside, wouldn’t want to have him back except at their price. Poe played more snaps over the course of his five years with the Chiefs than all but one other NFL defensive tackle, so he’s got a lot of wear and tear. He had back surgery two years ago and hasn’t been the same player since. ‘ read the rest >