Poyer was all over the box score in Sunday's loss to the Panthers, posting a team-leading 11 tackles, a sack and three passes defensed. That's Poyer's second straight week with a sack, and he now has 14 stops on the season to go with five passes defensed and an interception. Barring injury, he won't leave the field as Buffalo's free safety and should continue to put up IDP-worthy numbers. His first year in the Bills' defense seems to be suiting his style of play well.
Poyer had three tackles, two passes defensed and an interception in Buffalo's season-opening win over the Jets. The new-look secondary played well in this one, with Poyer and fellow safety starter Micah Hyde doing a nice job in stopping the Jets. That said, it was against Josh McCown, who's now 2-21 in his last 23 starts, so things will get a little more challenging when the Bills travel to Carolina this week. Poyer and Hyde were two of four Bills who played every defensive snap. Poyer, who was off to a good start with 39 tackles over six games before a kidney injury brought his season to an end, looks like he's back to his usual self.
Poyer is fully healthy following a kidney injury that forced him out of the final 10 games last season, BuffaloBills.com reports. The Bills signed Poyer -- who spent the last three seasons in Cleveland -- to rebuild a secondary that lost some key members this offseason. The way things look today, he'd be a starting safety alongside fellow newcomer Micah Hyde for new head coach Sean McDermott and coordinator Leslie Frazier.
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.
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