Dontari Poe stays in NFC South, signs with Panthers

The Carolina Panthers signed defensive tackle Dontari Poe, formerly of the Atlanta Falcons, to a 3-year, $27 million contract, reports Kimberley A. Martin of the Washington Post.

What It Means:

Per Martin, the Washington Redskins also had interest. Poe will be tasked with filling in for Star Lotulelei, who signed with the Buffalo Bills. The former first-round pick spent 2017 playing for the Atlanta Falcons after spending his first five years with the Kansas City Chiefs. Turning 28 in September, Poe remains a solid run defender.

Poe recorded 39 tackles (23 solo) with 3 sacks and 2 pass deflections last season.