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Chiefs sign first-round draft pick Poe

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs have signed first-round pick Dontari Poe on the eve of training camp.

The team announced the deal in a statement Thursday.

Poe took part in the Chiefs' entire offseason program, despite failing to reach a deal with the team that made him the No. 11 overall selection. Nobody has seemed overly concerned that the negotiations dragged out until the start of training camp.

The 6-foot-3, 346-pound Poe is expected to be in St. Joseph, Mo., for the first workout on Friday. He's being counted on to shore up one of the team's biggest weakness a year ago.

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