Last week, Micah Hyde left practice early at Buffalo Bills training camp with a hip injury. Thankfully, the injury wasn’t too serious and he was able to return yesterday.
However, on Tuesday, the second half of the best safety duo in the league left early with an injury and one that appears that it may be more serious. According to multiple reports, like this one from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Poyer suffered an elbow injury and is expected to get an MRI.
The Buffalo Bills also confirmed after practice that it was an elbow injury for Poyer.
ESPN’s Alaina Getzenberg tweeted that it appeared when Poyer left the locker room his arm was in a sling but it was tough to tell due to him having a shirt over it.
Jordan Poyer is a key part of the Buffalo Bills’ defense and their success
The Buffalo Bills had one of the best defenses in the league last year and it is due in part to their starting safeties. He is coming off an All-Pro season and one where he had 93 total tackles, eight tackles for a loss, five interceptions, and three sacks.
The combination of Poyer and Hyde over the past five years has been a strength for this team and one of the reasons is that they compliment each other so well. This is why if Poyer misses any time it will be a big loss that not only creates a hole to replace him but also could impact Micah Hyde and how the Buffalo Bills utilize him in their scheme.
The two safeties have been very durable over their time in Buffalo and this leaves big questions about the depth behind them. The most likely candidate to replace him as long as Poyer is out would be Jaquan Johnson but they could also work in Damar Hamlin or Nick McCloud.
After one week of training camp, these are players on the Buffalo Bills trending in the right direction along with players who need to turn things around.
Hopefully, Jordan Poyer doesn’t miss too much time and can be back sooner rather than later.