Many Redskins fans dreamed the team would sign nose tackle Dontari Poe this offseason. It appears that dream is dead.
Per source, Dontari Poe agrees to terms with Falcons.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 16, 2017
Poe went to consecutive Pro Bowls in 2013 and 2014, cementing himself as one of the best defensive tackles in football. He had the size and burst needed to play nose tackle in the 3-4 scheme, something the Redskins have mostly lacked since switching to the scheme in 2010.
Poe visited a number of teams before reportedly agreeing to a deal in Atlanta. The Redskins, however, were not one of those teams.
Poe landing with the Falcons makes sense, as Atlanta is now run by Scott Pioli, the former personnel chief in Kansas City that drafted Poe five seasons ago.
Terms were not immediately disclosed for Poe's deal, though it should be noted his play slipped over the last two seasons since his Pro Bowl years in 2013 and 2014. Those two years, Poe accounted for 10.5 sacks and stout run defense. In 2015 and 2016, he combined for 2.5 sacks and his tackle total dipped significantly.
To date, Washington has added Terrell McClain and Stacy McGee to bolster their defensive line, as well as re-signed veteran Ziggy Hood. The team saw Chris Baker sign with the Bucs as a free agent, and cut Ricky Jean-François on Thursday.
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