The Kansas City Chiefs will not have to deal with a holdout this season. As the team prepared to report for training camp, it was announced they have come to terms with first round pick Dontari Poe on a four-year contract.
Poe, the 11th overall selection, had been one of just a handful of picks yet to sign a deal. Last year the Chiefs had the distinct pleasure of having one of the final picks in all of the league report to camp when they couldn’t get a deal done with third round choice Justin Houston.
After Houston reported late, he was having conditioning issues and there’s no way to know how much quicker he would have come on if he was on the field from day one. Now that won’t be a concern for Poe, which is especially important considering the normal learning curve for rookies along the defensive line.