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NFL Free Agency rumors: Dolphins interested in Dontari Poe; Colts visit on Sunday first

Miami would like a visit, but the Colts will get the first.

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The Miami Dolphins front seven struggled against the run in 2016, despite the presence of Pro Bowlers Cameron Wake and Ndamukong Suh. The team has looked in the 2017 offseason for ways to improve the run-stopping ability of the defense, and they may have a free agent target that could go a long way toward assisting in that. According to CBS reporter Jason La Canfora, Miami has expressed interest in defensive tackle Dontari Poe.

The 11th overall pick in 2012, Poe has primarily played nose tackle in a 3-4 scheme for the Kansas City Chiefs in his five years in the NFL. He has twice be selected for the Pro Bowl and has missed just two games in five seasons. He has 202 career tackles, 13 sacks, 12 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery.

Unfortunately for Miami, the Indianapolis Colts appear to be the first visit Poe will make, scheduled to occur on Sunday according to La Canfora. If he makes it out of Indianapolis without a contract, the Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons are all on the list of teams with whom visits could be made.