The Miami Dolphins won’t be landing Dontari Poe, after all.
Poe has agreed to terms with the Atlanta Falcons, the club announced. The deal for one season and worth between $8- and $10 million per season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Poe had a lengthy visit with the Dolphins on Thursday. Miami would have liked to have had Poe in a rotation with Ndamukong Suh and Jordan Phillips.
Though Poe is a two-time Pro Bowler, he has not played as well in the past two seasons.
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.
Poe, 6-feet-3, 346 pounds, was a former first-round draft choice. That Miami pursued him shows the team is exploring all avenues to improve a poor run defense.
It also shows that Miami is sticking to its commitment to invest heavily on the defensive and offensive lines.
Miami defensive tackle Jordan Phillips should be motivated by Poe’s interest in Poe.
Phillips, who flashes brilliance at times, and seems to underachieve at times, posted a live Instagram video on Thursday of workouts he was conducting with Suh.
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