Found July 25, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter via, the Kansas City Chiefs and first round pick Dontari Poe are “not close” to getting a deal done.

“Chiefs and Dontari Poe, the 11th overall pick, right now are not close,” said Schefter, via  ”The next 24 hours are said to be critical to getting a deal done and typically both sides will be motivated to get that deal done and to get Poe into camp. But right now as it stands Poe and the Chiefs are not close.”

Poe and Chiefs should be able to finalize something fairly soon even though things aren’t close, according to Schefter.

Just the other day both Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden weren’t close to getting their contract done.  Then two days later they were signed.



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The Kansas City Chiefs signed defensive tackle Dontari Poe, the team's first-round pick in the 2012 draft. Poe signed a four-year contract in time to take part in the team's first workout Friday. His deal includes a fifth-year club option, as is the norm for first-round picks. Poe was the 11th overall pick and skyrocketed up draft boards with his stunning show of athleticism...

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Center of Defense in the Fold

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Report: Browns close to signing Brandon Weeden

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