Jaye Howard- 48 tackles; 7 sacks; 2 forced fumbles; 0 int
Howard had his options in April, he could have gone to a few higher bidders but he chose to play for a team that is in the best position to win now. Re-signing Howard was one of the victories for John Dorsey and his staff as Howard has proven his worth as a defensive end in Bob Sutton’s system.
Look for Howard to continue to prove his worth this season by upping his sack total and helping to stuff the run.
Dontari Poe- 50 tackles; 4.5 sacks; 1 forced fumble; 1 int
Last season Poe suffered a major back injury during training camp but worked his way beck quickly to start for the Chiefs during week one. Many did question how well he would perform coming back from such a difficult injury but his mission was to prove them wrong.
The truth is there had to be some consequences from that severe an injury and indeed Poe’s numbers suffered a dip. However, it has been proven that the second year back from an injury results tend to climb. Poe will bounce back from a low year and get back into the backfield, thus resulting in his one interception.
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