The Redskins need help on the defensive line, and few free agents could help like Dontari Poe. A new report has the team prepared to chase the Chiefs free agent.
Skins will be in on Dontari Poe, a top target. Also in the safety market, with Barry Church, a target for JAX as well, in their sights— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 8, 2017
At 6-foot-3 and more than 340 lbs., Poe has the size to play nose tackle in the Redskins 3-4 scheme. He also has the talent to be the run stuffer in the middle of the Washington defensive line the team needs.
Since switching to the 3-4 defensive scheme seven years ago, the 'Skins have largely lacked a true nose. Poe would instantly give the team a huge upgrade inside, but he will come with a hefty price tag.
Only 26 years old and already with two Pro Bowls on his resume, Poe might prove to be the most costly defensive lineman available in free agency. At the combine, Jay Gruden said that the Redskins organization would "never ever want to try to rely on a big core of free agents coming here."
Signing Poe would be big.
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