Kansas City Chiefs News: Poe & Houston

With the NFL draft less than a week away, the Kansas City Chiefs took care of some future business when the team exercised its fifth year option for Pro Bowl Defensive Tackle, Dontari Poe and admitted contract talks have resumed with the agent for Linebacker, Justin Houston.

According to NFL.com the Kansas City Chiefs took care of a little future house cleaning on Friday afternoon. Per the report, the team has exercised the fifth year option to secure the future services of their Pro Bowl Defensive Tackle, Dontari Poe for the 2016 season.

In doing it now, the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to pay Poe roughly $6.2M in 2016. Add that with the $1.9M contract he’s owed in 2015, and the Chiefs are getting a bargain for such a premier talent the next two seasons.

The former 2012 top draft pick has been a stellar defender for the Chiefs since he arrived in Kansas City three years ago. To date, he’s amassed 135 tackles and 10.5 sacks. Though no official announcement will likely come from the Chiefs anytime soon, this move will provide enough time for the organization to determine if Poe is worthy of a long-term extension.

At the moment, there is no reason for the Chiefs to sign him to a new deal. Though he’s been a Pro player for Kansas City, the team has been dealing with other financial matter since the 2014 season ended.

In the interim, I’m sure the Chiefs, before they consider making a long-term financial commitment to Poe, would like to see him improve the next two seasons by playing at the same level for all 16 games. In each of the last two years, with an increased workload, he’s generally been less effective the second half of the season.

If he can show that 16-game consistency General Manager, John Dorsey, will find the dollars to get the games top Nose Tackle under contract for a second term in Kansas City.

Speaking of contracts, Dorsey who met with the media on Friday to discuss the upcoming NFL Draft, confirmed what we stated three days ago, that he and the agent for Linebacker, Justin Houston, have once again been talking.

”I have had conversations with his representative, or we have, in the last three days.” John Dorsey stated confirming our report below.

That could be good news for Chiefs fans who have been wondering if the two sides would indeed get back to negotiations. To say talks have been pleasant to this point might be an understatement. However for the moment, the two sides appear to be applying common sense in attempting to end the contract saga.

To that point, there have been some notable signs the organization wants to get this contract done with their premier defender. Last month Kansas City Chiefs Chairman, Clark Hunt, publicly stated they would get a deal done in the off-season. On Monday, Head Coach, Andy Reid, basically said the exact same thing to the media.

Still it’s up to Dorsey to get the deal done and Houston’s agent to find the common ground necessary to strike a fair deal for both sides.

Either way it won’t come cheap. With Houston nearly breaking the sack record last season, he could demand a signing bonus in the $50-55M range. That’s a lot of coin to pay their franchise player but he’s also the games best pass rusher.


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That could be good news for Chiefs fans who have been wondering if the two sides would indeed get back to negotiations. To say talks have been pleasant to this point might be an understatement. However for the moment, the two sides appear to be applying common sense in attempting to end the contract saga.\r\n\r\n

To that point, there have been some notable signs the organization wants to get this contract done with their premier defender. Last month Kansas City Chiefs Chairman, Clark Hunt, publicly stated they would get a deal done in the off-season. On Monday, Head Coach, Andy Reid, basically said the exact same thing to the media.\r\n\r\n

Still it’s up to Dorsey to get the deal done and Houston’s agent to find the common ground necessary to strike a fair deal for both sides. \r\n\r\n

Either way it won’t come cheap. With Houston nearly breaking the sack record last season, he could demand a signing bonus in the $50-55M range. That’s a lot of coin to pay their franchise player but he’s also the games best pass rusher. \r\n\r\n

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According to NFL.com the Kansas City Chiefs took care of a little future house cleaning on Friday afternoon. Per the report, the team has exercised the fifth year option to secure the future services of their Pro Bowl Defensive Tackle, Dontari Poe for the 2016 season.

In doing it now, the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to pay Poe roughly $6.2M in 2016. Add that with the $1.9M contract he’s owed in 2015, and the Chiefs are getting a bargain for such a premier talent the next two seasons.

The former 2012 top draft pick has been a stellar defender for the Chiefs since he arrived in Kansas City three years ago. To date, he’s amassed 135 tackles and 10.5 sacks. Though no official announcement will likely come from the Chiefs anytime soon, this move will provide enough time for the organization to determine if Poe is worthy of a long-term extension.

At the moment, there is no reason for the Chiefs to sign him to a new deal. Though he’s been a Pro player for Kansas City, the team has been dealing with other financial matter since the 2014 season ended.

In the interim, I’m sure the Chiefs, before they consider making a long-term financial commitment to Poe, would like to see him improve the next two seasons by playing at the same level for all 16 games. In each of the last two years, with an increased workload, he’s generally been less effective the second half of the season.

If he can show that 16-game consistency General Manager, John Dorsey, will find the dollars to get the games top Nose Tackle under contract for a second term in Kansas City.

Speaking of contracts, Dorsey who met with the media on Friday to discuss the upcoming NFL Draft, confirmed what we stated three days ago, that he and the agent for Linebacker, Justin Houston, have once again been talking.

”I have had conversations with his representative, or we have, in the last three days.” John Dorsey stated confirming our report below.

Told #Chiefs and Agent for Justin Houston are talking again. More details on today's Out of Bounds Podcast later today with @Jacobs71

— Warpaint Illustrated (@ChiefsInsider) April 22, 2015

That could be good news for Chiefs fans who have been wondering if the two sides would indeed get back to negotiations. To say talks have been pleasant to this point might be an understatement. However for the moment, the two sides appear to be applying common sense in attempting to end the contract saga.

To that point, there have been some notable signs the organization wants to get this contract done with their premier defender. Last month Kansas City Chiefs Chairman, Clark Hunt, publicly stated they would get a deal done in the off-season. On Monday, Head Coach, Andy Reid, basically said the exact same thing to the media.

Still it’s up to Dorsey to get the deal done and Houston’s agent to find the common ground necessary to strike a fair deal for both sides.

Either way it won’t come cheap. With Houston nearly breaking the sack record last season, he could demand a signing bonus in the $50-55M range. That’s a lot of coin to pay their franchise player but he’s also the games best pass rusher.

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