Yahoo! Sports Charles Robinson said there is "rising optimism" about Dontari Poe's return.
The Kansas City Star considers NT Dontari Poe (back surgery) a candidate for the reserve/PUP list.
Chiefs placed NT Dontari Poe on the active/PUP list.
Chiefs NT Dontari Poe (back surgery) could return "early" in the season.
Chiefs NT Dontari Poe is recovering from back surgery to repair a herniated disk, and is out indefinitely.
The Chiefs have exercised NT Dontari Poe's fifth-year option, valued at $6.15 million.
Chiefs NT Dontari Poe had six tackles, 1.5 sacks, one batted pass and one forced fumble in Sunday's Week 1 blowout of the Jaguars.
ESPN's Bill Williamson says "the light has come on" for NT Dontari Poe.
Chiefs second-year NT Dontari Poe quit eating barbecue last June and has dropped 15-20 pounds.
Chiefs rookie NT Dontari Poe is expected to make his first start of the preseason in Thursday's finale.
No. 11 overall pick NT Dontari Poe is currently running with the third-stringers.
Chiefs first-round pick Dontari Poe has practiced as only a nickel defender so far in training camp.
Chiefs signed No. 11 overall pick NT Dontari Poe to a four-year contract.
The Chiefs and first-round DT Dontari Poe were "not close" to a contract as of Tuesday afternoon, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.