Poyer, who logged five tackles and a pass defensed in Sunday's 30-27 win over Tampa Bay, left the game with a suspected right MCL sprain and is considered day-to-day, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports. Poyer has been highly productive this season with 33 tackles, two picks, two sacks and seven passes defensed. IDP owners will want to monitor Poyer's status in practice throughout the week to see if he can rally for the Week 8 matchup Sunday against the Derek Carr and the Raiders. For what it's worth, Bills head coach Sean McDermott said Monday that "early signs are positive" regarding Poyer, implying some confidence that the safety may be able to avoid an absence.
Poyer had an interception and a fumble recovery in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. Poyer tallied three tackles (all solo) and played all 66 defensive snaps. The 26-year-old has put together a solid season thus far with 28 tackles (18 solo), two sacks and two interceptions through five games.
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.
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