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.