Poyer (kidney) has signed with the Bills on the first day of free agency. The Bills lost two starters Thursday, as stud corner Stephon Gilmore signed with the Patriots and Aaron Williams (neck) was let go, but they instantly found some replacements in safeties Poyer and Micah Hyde. The Bills do have Corey Graham as another veteran safety, so it's unclear right now if Poyer will have a chance to start or if he'll provide valuable depth. Poyer suffered a lacerated kidney for the Browns in 2016, but he's at the end of the expected injury period, meaning he should be fine once practices start up.
Poyer (kidney) was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. As expected, the safety was placed on the IR after being taken to the hospital due to vicious hit he received in Sunday's loss to the Titans. He was diagnosed with a lacerated kidney, which takes around four months to recover from, so the team decided to effectively end the 25-year-old's season. In his fifth season, Poyer recorded 39 tackles and two pass deflections in six games, one of the lone bright spots on an abyssal Cleveland squad. The Browns have limited secondary depth, and with Poyer now out, the team could be in market for a free agent to take over at free safety.
Poyer (lacerated kidney) remains hospitalized and could be ruled out for the remainder of the season, Cleveland.com reports. Poyer, the Browns' starting free safety, was taken to the hospital in the second quarter of Sunday's action and was diagnosed with a lacerated kidney. Per the source, he could be in recovery for over fourth months, depending on the grade of the laceration. While nothing is for certain at this point in time, it doesn't sound as if Poyer will be able to retake the field anytime soon.
According to head coach Hue Jackson, Poyer has a lacerated kidney and is in the hospital, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports. Poyer was originally thought to just have a head injury, but it appears as if the matter is much more serious than first anticipated. At this point, Poyer is a long shot to play in Week 7's matchup against the Bengals. He does not have an immediate backup listed on the Browns' official depth chart, so it will be interesting to see what the Browns do to fill his role at starting free safety.
Poyer was taken by ambulance to the hospital after suffering a head injury in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Titans, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports. Poyer went back to the locker room to go through standard concussion testing before he was taken to the hospital. The safety was blindsided by Antonio Andrews on a punt return causing him to lay on the field for a few minutes before walking off with the medical staff. More updates will be given as information is released, but for now Poyer's day is done.