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.
First-round pick Dontari Poe has been inserted as the Chiefs' starting nose tackle at OTA practices.
The Chiefs rejected a pair of offers to trade down in order to select NT Dontari Poe at No. 11 overall.
Chiefs selected Memphis NT Dontari Poe with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.
According to Sporting News' Russ Lande, "many teams" are comparing Memphis NT Dontari Poe to former top-six draft bust Ryan Sims.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said that he's looking to use the No. 9 overall pick on a player that will "help us right away."
According to SI's Peter King, Memphis NT Dontari Poe is drawing the "widest disparity of opinion" of any potential early first-round pick.
A source tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the Cowboys have not scheduled a pre-draft visit with Memphis NT Dontari Poe because they "don't want to draw attention to him."