The Buffalo Bills entered this offseason with their two biggest free agents being Tremaine Edmunds and safety Jordan Poyer. The Bills found out on Monday that Tremaine Edmunds would not be back after signing a massive contract with the Chicago Bears.
However, it appears Jordan Poyer won’t be going anywhere, as NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted that the former All-Pro safety is set to return. Rapoport also noted that there are details that need to be finalized but it appears Poyer will be back.
Without knowing the details of the contract, there is no denying the return of Jordan Poyer is a huge boost for a defense that was going to lose a lot of experience this offseason. In addition to Edmunds, the Bills also saw Leslie Frazier leave as defensive coordinator after deciding to take a year off.
There were certainly questions over the past few weeks that Jordan Poyer potentially leaving was a real possibility. He had said last month that the Buffalo Bills had not discussed an extension with him and he wasn’t sure whether they even wanted him back.
Safety position will once again be a strength for the Buffalo Bills’ defense
Jordan Poyer joined the Buffalo Bills in 2017 as a free agent, which was the same year the team added Micah Hyde. These two have played alongside each other for the past six seasons and have developed into one of the top safety duos in the league.
This past season unfortunately, the Bills would be without Micah Hyde for almost the entire season after he suffered a neck injury while Poyer missed four games due to a number of injuries. The performance of the defense certainly struggled and it shouldn’t be surprising that the only three losses the Bills suffered were when Hyde and Poyer were unavailable.
It remains to be seen how many more seasons the Buffalo Bills will have this safety duo but it is great to see that it appears the Bills will have it for at least one more season.