Thursday, July 26, 2012
Chiefs sign Poe in time for camp
By Bill Williamson
Dontari Poe will be to training camp on time.
The Kansas City Chiefs announced they have signed the No. 11 overall pick. The Chiefs report to camp Thursday and begin practice Friday.
Poe was one of the last first-round picks to sign, but the bottom line is that the massive defensive tackle will not miss any camp time. The Chiefs expect Poe to make a push to be a major contributor right away. He fills one of the team’s final holes.
Now, the only question is in Kansas City is if franchised receiver Dwayne Bowe will report on time. He has yet to sign his tender and could stage a holdout.
The remaining unsigned draft picks in the AFC West are Oakland’s Tony Bergstrom (guard, third round) and receiver Juron Criner (receiver, fifth). I’d be surprised if either player is not signed on time for when the Raiders open camp Monday.