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Poe Signs Deal; O-Lineman Added

The Chiefs reached contract agreement with their first-round draft choice NT Dontari Poe on Thursday morning hours before the team was reporting for training camp in St. Joseph.

Poe was the 11th selection in the 2012 NFL Draft and was one of the final five early selections that were without a deal. As always, the Chiefs did not release financial terms but based on the NFL’s slotting system for first-round choices, Poe’s contract should be four years at somewhere between $10 and $11 million in total payments.

Also on Thursday, the Chiefs announced the signing of OT Tony Ugoh, a veteran of five NFL seasons with the Colts, Lions and Giants, where he earned a Super Bowl ring last season.

Ugoh entered the NFL as the second-round choice in the 2007 NFL Draft by Indianapolis. The Texas native and University of Arkansas product is listed at 6-5, 301 pounds and has played in 40 games with 28 starts, most of those with the Colts.

His signing makes him the first backup blocker that actually has NFL regular season experience.


5 Responses to “Poe Signs Deal; O-Lineman Added”

  • July 26, 2012  - David says:

    Nice. I especially like the Ugoh signing, which means the team has now added two tackles [Winston] whose abilities are light-years ahead of Barry Richardson.


  • July 26, 2012  - Donald says:

    Poe is po’ no mo’. Now on with the show! Let’s get this party started!!!!!


  • July 26, 2012  - Johnfromwichita says:

    A poem:

    We have got Poe.
    Whereinhell is Bowe?


  • July 26, 2012  - johnfromfairfax says:

    I agree with Donald although I hope he’s not Donald Washington since his partying has already had unintended consequences. I’m already looking forward to the first update from training camp tomorrow.


  • July 26, 2012  - Michael D says:

    IMHO, Bowe is a snot nose and if the defense could make just a few more steps from last year and they could sore up the Oline, he could be a “so what” we have Poe and Breaston will pick up the slack. Stop the run (Mr Poe) and keep Cassel vertical and comfortable; 10 wins are in our future.

    GO CHIEFS!!!!!

    …and as always Bob, thx for all the work. Need you!




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