Safety Jordan Poyer, Bills agree to 2-year deal

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After testing the market, Security Agent Jordan Poyer has decided to return to New York and re-sign with the Buffalo Bills.

The 31-year-old, regarded as one of the best defensive backs in the NFL, will enter his seventh season with the Bills after agreeing to a two-year contract, sources tell ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Alaina Getzenberg.

Poyer dealt with several injuries during the 2022 season, starting with an elbow injury in training camp, but appeared in 12 regular season games and both playoff games. The Bills went 12-0 in the regular season with Poyer running. His season ended with his first career Pro Bowl appearance.

His career changed when he came to Buffalo and was paired with fellow safety mate Micah Hyde, becoming a full-time starter and receiving recognition for his accomplishments. He has shown himself to be a prolific defender who can play from the post, split-field, or roll-down lineup—only 14 catches for 102 yards as the closest defenseman in coverage, according to NFL Next Gen Stats data.

Of Poyer’s 101 regular season starts since joining the league in 2013, 91 have come in his six seasons with the Bills.

Poyer, 31 (April 25), along with Hyde signed with the Bills in free agency in 2017, the first year under coach Sean McDermott. He was named a first-team All-Pro after his best statistical season in 2021. Poyer finished that year with 5 interceptions, 9 passes defensed, 3 sacks and 8 tackles for loss.

Poyer was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL draft from Oregon State. He spent part of 2013 and the 2014-2016 seasons with the Cleveland Browns.

He has 24 interceptions, 50 passes defensed, 11 sacks, 8 forced fumbles and 706 tackles in 10 NFL seasons.

ESPN’s Matt Bowen contributed to this report.

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