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Jordan Poyer will reportedly attend Buffalo Bills’ minicamp this week

Jordan Poyer, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports)
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The Buffalo Bills got some good news on Monday as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that starting safety Jordan Poyer is planning on attending minicamp this week. Poyer is seeking a new contract and has not participated in the voluntary organized team activities (OTAs) this offseason.

Last week, general manager Brandon Beane was asked if he knew whether Jordan Poyer would be attending and he was given no indication that he was planning on skipping it.

This is certainly great news as Jordan Poyer is a big part of this defense, alongside Micah Hyde. A lengthy holdout would not be good, especially considering the Bills could be entering the 2022 season with inexperienced cornerbacks Kaiir Elam and Dane Jackson as Tre’Davious White is working his way back from a torn ACL.

As for Poyer, he is entering the final year of his contract and is coming off one of the best seasons of his career. He was named an All-Pro for the first time with three sacks and five interceptions and was the only player in the league who had at least three sacks and three interceptions.

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The other positive here is that Schefter did include in his tweet that the Buffalo Bills are talking with his agents, Drew Rosenhaus and Kyle Lincoln. This certainly could indicate that negotiations are ongoing and with Poyer’s attendance at minicamp, they may be close to an agreement.

If the two sides were to agree to a new contract, this would be his second extension with the team. In 2020, he signed a two-year extension worth $19.5 million and the average salary of $9.75 million ranks 13th among safeties this coming season, according to Spotrac.

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Hopefully, this is something that the Buffalo Bills and Jordan Poyer can finalize over the next few weeks and any contract issues won’t carry over into training camp or the season.