The Dolphins might suddenly be in on one of the most interesting free agent prospects of this year’s class.
Dontari Poe, a defensive tackle from the Chiefs, is scheduled to meet with Miami, Oakland and Atlanta according to CBS’ Jason La Canfora. Poe visited the Colts today without reaching a deal and is expected to go to Jacksonville next.
Poe figures to be pricey–Spotrac projected his market value at $60.6 million over five years–but La Canfora reported that he is open to a one-year deal. While Miami already has $44.5 million committed to the defensive line for next season, the team has at least $23 million in salary cap space with which to work and a one-year deal for Poe wouldn’t jeopardize any future plans.
Poe, 26, has been a full-time starter for the Chiefs since they drafted him No. 11 overall in 2012. He had 27 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a touchdown pass last season.
Miami currently has the NFL’s highest-paid defensive tackle in Ndamukong Suh ($19.1 million cap hit), as well as defensive ends Cameron Wake ($7.5 million) and Andre Branch ($5 million). As of now, Jordan Phillips is the only other defensive tackle on the roster.
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