Chiefs OTA session: Dontari Poe injured, more


On Tuesday, the Kansas City Chiefs hit the practice field outside of Arrowhead Stadium for the start of their second OTA session. The Chiefs have two more days to fulfill in this session before having their third and final OTA next week. After that, the mandatory minicamp which lasts four days.

The major headline coming out of Arrowhead today was the early departure of nose tackle Dontari Poe, who walked off the field with a pair of trainers, according to multiple reports.

As you can see, Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star is calling Poe’s injury a back ailment. This is concerning considering the man weighs close to 350 pounds and back problems can linger, but it is better than if something went wrong with his knee. Hopefully, Poe can quickly return to the lineup. That said, if Poe needs to rest until August, let the man rest. B.J. Kissel chimed in with this reassuring bit of information:

Paylor also touched on Derrick Johnson, who did not participate with knee inflammation. Johnson has not played real football since September, so ramping up his activity likely cause this flare up. It doesn’t concern me, and I expect Johnson will be back soon. Here are some more tweets from Paylor and B.J. Kissel of