Miami’s chances of landing coveted free agent Dontari Poe are getting more serious. According to an ESPN report, Poe will fly to South Florida tonight for his visit with the Dolphins. That means their meeting likely will take place Wednesday.
Poe was thought to be well out of reach for Miami heading into free agency, but that changed when it became apparent he’d be willing to sign a one-year deal. That will be an expensive season, but it’s feasible for the Dolphins because they’re well under the salary cap and it won’t negate any of their long-term plans.
Poe, 26, has already visited the Colts and Falcons and is expected to talk with the Raiders as well. The Dolphins offer him a chance to play with an elite group featuring Ndamukong Suh, Cameron Wake and Andre Branch.
He had 27 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a touchdown pass for the Chiefs last season, and most observers expected him to get a monster contract this offseason. Spotrac calculated his market value contract at five years, $60.6 million.
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