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DT Dontari Poe, Memphis, 6-4, 346 pounds, 4.98 seconds, Redshirt-Junior.

A huge man, who is big from head to toe, Poe is the type of guy that gets plugged into the middle of a 3-4 defense and stays there for a decade. In 3 seasons with the Tigers he totaled 98 tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss and 5 sacks while playing nose tackle and defensive tackle. There were even some snaps at defensive end. He didn’t rack up a lot in the way of statistics, but his size in the middle of the Memphis defense left many of his linebackers uncovered to make plays. A player with his size and foot quickness does not come along often. When given the chance, any team committed to the 3-4 has got to grab a talent like Poe.

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Wednesday that the team has signed free agent WR Zeke Markshausen.

Markshausen (5-11, 185) spent time on Kansas City’s practice squad after entering training camp with the Chiefs in 2011. He also appeared in training camp with Chicago in 2010.

3. Kansas City Chiefs – Joe Montana took this sorry franchise to an AFC Championship game during the 1993 season and the fact that Todd Haley is gone and Romeo Crennel has a great defensive scheme working, it could pave way for Manning to control the offensive plan all by himself. However, Matt Cassel had signed a $63 million six-year contract in 2009 and I believe this is why Manning might or might not pursue. If I were a Chiefs fan, I’d want Manning because in the wild AFC West where every team is in last place — err, I mean first place; he could be the catalyst that keeps the Chiefs in contention every year. With Jamaal Charles returning, this team would be a Super Bowl contender in my eyes (likeliness level) – 50/50

The Most Interesting Man in the World award — Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor: Having interviewed him during Super Bowl week, I knew the league was going to swoon over the poised, polished and engaging RGIII. But the crushes that developed in Indy were perhaps unprecedented. Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli opined that he’d be thrilled if either Griffin or Andrew Luck married his daughter. The media fell under Griffin’s spell in a 12-minute Friday afternoon press conference and really didn’t care to talk to anyone else the rest of the weekend. And Kansas City head coach Romeo Crennel walked away from his 15-minute chat with Griffin saying, “we could have talked to him for an hour.”

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