Jan 15, 2024; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer (21) at a press conference after a 2024 AFC wild card game at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Bills to release All-Pro S Jordan Poyer

The Buffalo Bills are releasing All-Pro safety Jordan Poyer in a bid to get under the salary cap ahead of free agency, multiple media outlets reported on Wednesday.

Poyer, who played seven seasons with the Bills, carried a cap hit of $7.72 million and a dead cap value of $2 million.

ESPN reported the Bills also plan to restructure the contract of cornerback Rasul Douglas to save approximately $2.5 million against their cap.

Poyer, 32, recorded 100 tackles and one sack in 16 games (all starts) last season.

Named an All-Pro in 2021 and a Pro Bowl selection in 2022, Poyer has totaled 806 tackles, 24 interceptions and 12 sacks in 155 career games (117 starts) with the Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns and Bills. He was selected by the Eagles in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Douglas, 29, had 61 tackles and five interceptions in 16 games (15 starts) last season split between the Green Bay Packers and Bills. He has 19 interceptions to go with 383 tackles and two forced fumbles over 105 career games (65 starts) for the Eagles, Carolina Panthers, Packers and Bills.

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Bills safety Jordan Poyer on the sideline against the Jets in December 2022.

Bills S Jordan Poyer (knee) ruled out vs. Dolphins

Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the visiting Miami Dolphins, coach Sean McDermott announced Friday.

Poyer sustained a knee injury during Buffalo’s 37-3 victory over the Washington Commanders on Sunday. He did not participate in practice at all this week for the Bills (2-1).

Taylor Rapp is expected to start on Sunday against an unbeaten Dolphins team that rolled up 70 points in their last game. Fellow safety Damar Hamlin could be active versus Miami (3-0) after being a healthy scratch in each of the team’s first three games.

Poyer, 32, has recorded 14 tackles in three games (all starts) this season since signing a two-year, $12.5 million contact in the offseason.

An All-Pro in 2021 and Pro Bowl selection in 2022, Poyer has 720 tackles, 24 career interceptions, eight forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries in 142 games (104 starts) with the Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns and Bills. He was selected by the Eagles in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

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Jan 22, 2023; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer (21) reacts before an AFC divisional round game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Poyer returns to Bills on 2-year deal

Safety Jordan Poyer is staying with the Buffalo Bills.

The club announced Wednesday that it has re-signed its Pro Bowl safety to a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Poyer, 31, has been with the Bills since 2017. He was limited to 12 starts last season due to injuries. But he has 22 interceptions during his time with the Bills, tied for fifth in the NFL in that time span.

Poyer was named All-Pro in 2021 and earned his first Pro Bowl nod in 2022.

Poyer has 24 career interceptions in 139 games (101 starts) with three teams. He was selected in the seventh round by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2013 draft.

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Nov 6, 2022; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) throws in the first half against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Bills taking it by the hour with QB Josh Allen

Whether Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen plays this weekend against the Minnesota Vikings likely will be decided at the last minute.

Coach Sean McDermott said Friday that Allen is “hour-to-hour” with a right elbow injury. He has yet to participate in practice this week, including Friday, after sustaining the injury during the final drive of the Bills’ 20-17 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday.

“We are in an hour-to-hour situation here to see how he progresses through the day,” McDermott said on WGR 550.

Former Vikings quarterback Case Keenum would draw the start should Allen be unable to play for the Bills (6-2).

While Allen’s availability is in question, McDermott ruled out safety Jordan Poyer and defensive end Greg Rousseau for the contest versus the Vikings (7-1). Poyer will miss his second consecutive game with an elbow injury, while Rousseau is considered week-to-week with a high ankle sprain.

The Bills’ injury report will be updated Friday afternoon.

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Sep 19, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs with the ball with Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer (21) defending during the second half at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Bills S Jordan Poyer drove 15 hours to play in game vs. Chiefs

Bills safety Jordan Poyer traveled 15 hours by van to Kansas City to play in Buffalo’s Week 6 game against the Chiefs, multiple media outlets reported Sunday.

Team doctors didn’t clear Poyer to play because of “resolving pneumothorax,” otherwise known as a collapsed lung, according to reports. They didn’t want him to travel to Kansas City by airplane due to the air pressure at such high altitudes, so Poyer took matters into his own hands.

The Bills set up Poyer and his family with a Mercedes sprinter van so they could get to Arrowhead Stadium. Poyer ended up making four tackles and played every defensive snap in the contest as the Bills (5-1) took down the Chiefs (4-2) 24-20 to secure the best record in the AFC.

Poyer then had to make the trek back home, too.

He thinks he’ll be cleared to fly soon, ESPN reported. Luckily, he won’t have to travel far next week, as Buffalo hosts the Green Bay Packers (3-3) on Sunday night.

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Safety Jordan Poyer pulls in a ball during drills on the fourth day of the Buffalo Bills training camp at St. John Fisher University in Rochester Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

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Report: Bills, Jordan Poyer agree to reworked deal

The Buffalo Bills and All-Pro safety Jordan Poyer have agreed to rework Poyer’s 2022 contract, and he could earn up to $2 million in incentives, ESPN reported Saturday.

The incentives are tied to statistics such as playing time, on-field production and team accomplishments, such as wins.

Poyer is playing in the final season of a two-year, $19.5 million contract he signed in March 2020. He is due to become a free agent when the new league year begins in 2023, but he has said he wants to stay in Buffalo.

“I want to be here,” Poyer said during training camp in July, per Sports Illustrated. “That’s how I feel — I want to be here.”

Agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN on Saturday that the two sides are talking.

“Jordan appreciates this good-will gesture by the Bills as we continue to work for a contract extension,” Rosenhaus said.

Poyer, 31, entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles out of Oregon State in 2013. He played in three games with the Eagles, where he was waived and then signed by the Browns. He played in Cleveland through the 2016 season and signed with the Bills in 2017.

Last season, he was named a first-team All-Pro when he played in 16 games, making five interceptions, 93 tackles and a career-high three sacks. He appeared on 95 percent of defensive plays.

In the Bills’ 31-10 season-opening victory against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, Poyer had an interception, a pass defensed and two tackles.

In 80 games (all starts) with the Bills, Poyer has 521 tackles, 10 sacks, 19 interceptions, six forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and a touchdown.

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Jun 7, 2022; Thousand Oaks, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams receiver Van Jefferson (12) during minicamp at Cal Lutheran University. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Injury report: Rams WR Van Jefferson (knee) misses practice

Safety Jordan Poyer and receiver Isaiah McKenzie were both full participants for the Buffalo Bills, while wide receiver Van Jefferson of the Los Angeles Rams did not practice, according to the injury report released Tuesday.

The defending Super Bowl champions Rams and visiting Bills open the NFL season on Thursday night.

Poyer missed the entire preseason slate of games after hyperextending his elbow during practice on Aug. 2. He returned to the practice field Sunday and declared himself ready to go.

McKenzie has been dealing with a groin injury that kept him out of practices at the end of August. He is listed as a starter in the slot receiver position for the Bills.

Jefferson was a non-participant again Tuesday as he continues to recover from knee surgery over the summer. His status for Thursday is still up in the air. He’s the only Rams player listed on the injury report.

Also for the Bills, defensive tackle Tim Settle (calf) was a full participant. Meanwhile, offensive lineman Tommy Doyle (foot) and tight end Quintin Morris (hamstring) did not practice.

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Jun 14, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer (21) looks on during minicamp at the ADPRO Sports Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Bills S Jordan Poyer to have MRI on elbow

Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer will undergo an MRI on his left elbow after sustaining the injury during practice on Tuesday, NFL Network reported.

Poyer, 31, was injured after making contact with rookie running back James Cook during an 11-on-11 drill. He walked off the field with a trainer and eventually was carted to the locker room.

Poyer, who is a free agent after this season, is coming off the best campaign of his career. He was named an All-Pro after tying a career high with five interceptions to go along with 93 tackles and three sacks.

He has 643 tackles, 20 interceptions and 11 sacks in 127 career games (89 starts) with the Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles and Bills.

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