GM Scott Pioli still has not gotten first-round draft choice Dontari Poe signed to his first NFL contract and reporting time for training camp is now less than 24 hours away.
It’s in those last 24 hours that plenty of contracts get finalized, so Pioli could still bring the big man in on time. Poe is one of five first-round choices andÂ eight draft picks overall that are still without contracts as more and more teams report for training camp. Five of the nine are supposed to report on Thursday, including Poe.
Calls to Poe’s agent Jimmy Sexton of CAA went unanswered, as they have throughout the negotiating process. Poe faces no penalties from missing training camp time, other than how it hurts him making the transition to the NFL. The likely negotiating point that’s keeping these deals from getting done more than likely is over guaranteed money, how much and who is responsible for that bonus if the draft choices leaves the team.
- 4-OT Matt Kalil, Minnesota (Thursday).
- 5-WR Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville (Thursday).
- 8-QB Ryan Tannehill, Miami (Thursday).
- 11-NT Dontari Poe, Chiefs (Thursday).
- 20-WR Kendall Wright, Tennessee (rookies reported Tuesday).
- 78-TE Michael Egnew, Miami (Thursday).
- 95-OL Tony Bergstrom, Oakland (Sunday).
- 168-WR Juron Criner, Oakland (Sunday).