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09/09/15 - NT Dontari Poe went through the Chiefs' padded practice on Wednesday and how his body reacts to the activity will provide a clue as to whether he will play on Sunday in Houston. Poe underwent surgery on a disk in his back in July and only this week has returned to active work on the field. Head coach Andy Reid has said even if he plays, the Chiefs will be monitoring his play time. In the last two years, Poe has been on the field for 1,000-plus snaps each season.
09/07/15 - NT Dontari Poe will begin practicing this week, after missing training camp and the preseason following back surgery in July. Head coach Andy Reid would not rule him out of the season opener, but said he was not guaranteed to be ready to go for the game against Houston.
09/06/15 - NT Dontari Poe's immediate future in returning from back surgery remains unknown, but head coach Andy Reid has hinted that his big nose tackle could be ready early in the regular season. Poe has not been on the practice field or played a snap in any of the four preseason games. That would make a return for the season's first two games (Houston and four days later Denver) doubtful. After a Thursday night game against the Broncos, they have 11 days before their Monday night trip to Green Bay.
08/24/15 - NT Dontari Poe has moved into a second phase of his rehab from surgery six weeks ago for a herniated disc in his lower back. Poe has been with the team, receiving treatments in the training room but doing very little physically. That will change this week.
"He's doing great," said head coach Andy Reid. "He's made great strides. He's at least on schedule, if not a little bit ahead ... he's moving around and hasn't had any setbacks. He's had a great attitude with the whole thing."
Reid did not reveal what the timetable was for Poe's return to the field.
"He says he's going to play in the first game, and I go ‘alright, OK, we'll see,'" said Reid. "The doctors will have to evaluate that. It's up to the docs."
Would a return for the regular-season opener be a reasonable goal for Poe?
"It's more we'll see," Reid answered. "Let's see how he does in this phase with the exercise part of it. So far it's gone well, but let's see how that goes."
08/19/15 - NT Dontari Poe continues to work on rehab after mid-July surgery for a herniated disc in his back. Poe has not put in an appearance on the practice field through the three weeks of training camp, but is with the team, taking treatments. The Chiefs continue to provide no timeline on when the Pro-Bowl nose tackle will return to action.