Sean McDermott gives update on Jordan Poyer before Buffalo Bills’ OTAs

Jordan Poyer, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports)
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The Buffalo Bills are set to kick off OTAs this week but Jordan Poyer appears to be one player that won’t be in attendance

The Buffalo Bills are entering this season as one of the top teams in the league and the goal of a Super Bowl is on their mind. That process towards that goal really starts up this week with the first week of organized team activities (OTAs).

While OTAs are voluntary, the hope is that all players are in attendance as this is the first opportunity for the Bills to have everyone on the roster in attendance. However, one of the top storylines entering OTAs was whether or not starting safety Jordan Poyer would be in attendance and the Bills’ head coach provided an update on Tuesday.

Jordan Poyer is not in attendance for Buffalo Bills OTAs

According to Heather Prusak, the Bills’ head coach said that Poyer was not in attendance and said “business is business” which seems to indicate that the reason for the starting safety’s absence is tied to his desire for a new contract.

Last month, Poyer’s new agent Drew Rosenhaus did say that he had approached the team about a new contract, according to The Athletic’s Tim Graham.

It is important to note that McDermott did say he talked with Poyer at Micah Hyde’s charity softball game last weekend and it doesn’t seem currently there is tension between the two sides.

While the Buffalo Bills would love Jordan Poyer to be there, it does create opportunities for other players on the depth chart. Both Poyer and Hyde have been incredibly durable over their time with the Buffalo Bills and this leaves limited chances during the season for the players further down the depth chart.

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However, with Poyer not at OTAs it could mean more reps with the first team defense for players like Jaquan Johnson or Damar Hamlin. It will be interesting to see if Poyer attends any OTAs over the next few weeks or only participates in the mandatory minicamp next month.