Poyer has signed a two-year extension with the Bills that will keep him with the team through 2022, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
In his third season with the Bills in 2019, Poyer racked up a career-high 107 tackles to go along with two picks and three forced fumbles, making him a quality IDP option while serving as the team's starting strong safety. Meanwhile, Micah Hyde -- the squad's top free safety -- is still under contract with Buffalo through the 2021 season.
Poyer ranked second on the Bills in tackles in 2019 with a career-high 107 stops, while also adding one sack, two interceptions, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
If you're looking for IDP consistency, Poyer is your man, as he's posted 95-plus tackles in all three of his seasons as a Bill, ranking in the top 10 among safeties each time while only missing one game across those three campaigns. With most of the defense returning for 2020, namely his backcourt mate Micah Hyde, Poyer should once again be way up there by the end of the next campaign. The veteran finished seventh among safeties in standard IDP scoring in 2019.
Poyer recorded 11 tackles (10 solo) and forced a fumble in Saturday's 24-17 loss to the Patriots.
It was Poyer's fourth forced fumble of the season and his third game with 10 or more tackles. He has 105 stops on the year to get to triple digits for the second-straight campaign.
Poyer tallied three tackles (two solo), an interception and a fumble recovery in Sunday's 17-10 victory over the Steelers.
Poyer finished the contest with lower tackle totals than normal, but he made an impact in other areas of the game with a pick -- one of four on the night for the Bills -- and a fumble recovery. He played every defensive snap for Buffalo and should continue to have a presence in the box score.
Poyer had 10 tackles (five solo) and a pass defensed during Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Ravens.
Poyer once again played every defensive snap and reached double-digit tackles for the second time this season. The 28-year-old has been a decent IDP producer at safety in 2019, totaling 90 tackles (34 solo), one sack, one interception, two forced fumbles and one recovered fumble in 13 games.
Poyer briefly left Sunday's win over Tennessee due to a shoulder injury but was able to return after missing just a few plays, Leo Roth of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports.
With a Week 6 bye up ahead, we imagine Poyer should be just fine for the Week 7 divisional matchup against the Dolphins. The safety logged five tackles in the victory and now sports an impressive 33 stops, a sack, an interception, a pass defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery through five games.
Poyer made 12 tackles (11 solo) and recovered a fumble he forced in Sunday's 21-17 win over the Bengals.
This is the second straight week that Poyer recorded a turnover, as he posted an interception in Week 2's game versus the Giants. Poyer has played every defensive snap this season, recording 23 tackles through three contests. The 28-year-old is an excellent IDP asset, and he provides a solid floor with a high tackle count.
Poyer made two solo tackles and grabbed an interception in the Bills' road win over the Giants on Sunday.
The 28-year-old continued to prove his IDP value, picking off an overthrown pass from Eli Manning late in the fourth quarter to seal his first pick of the season. Through two games, Poyer has made 11 tackles and participated in every single defensive snap for the Bills defense. He'll certainly be tested for Week 3, as he and the Buffalo defense will face the NFL's leader in passing yards, Andy Dalton.
Poyer made nine tackles (six solo) and a sack in Sunday's 17-16 win over the Jets.
Poyer posted 100 tackles last year, proving himself as a capable run stopper. He is mimicking that success early in 2019, and he dropped Jets QB Sam Darnold to add to his value. Poyer also has ball-hawk capabilities, as he has nine interceptions over the last two years. He'll look to bring those out in Week 2's matchup versus the Giants.
Poyer finished the 2018 season with 100 combined tackles, 2.0 sacks, six passes defensed, four interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
The Buffalo defense wasn't the reason the team didn't make the playoffs, and Poyer played a major part in the team finishing as the NFL's top-ranked pass defense. His stats were almost a mirror image of his 2017 breakout season, so there's no reason the numbers won't continue with fellow safety Micah Hyde, top cornerback Tre'Davious White and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier all part of the plan once again next season. Poyer finished ninth in standard IDP scoring among all safeties.
Poyer had seven tackles (four solo), a sack and an interception in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.
Poyer has strung together back-to-back quality efforts, as he also reached 11 tackles in Week 15 against the Lions. The 27-year-old has 91 tackles (66 solo), four interceptions, two sacks and a forced fumble as the Bills' starting free safety this year.
Poyer recorded 11 tackles (10 solo) across 57 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Lions.
Poyer recorded a new game-high tackle count for the season, bringing his total to 84 tackles on the year. The safety has played in 99 percent of the Bills' defensive snaps this season.
Poyer posted 11 tackles while playing all 57 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Lions.
Poyer has a shot at his first 100-tackle season if he can get just 16 more in his last two games, excellent production for a safety. He sits eighth among all safeties in IDP scoring of one point per tackle, three for a sack and five for an interception. He should be his usual busy self as the Bills finish up their schedule with two divisional games, Sunday at New England and home against Miami in Week 17.
Poyer recorded 10 tackles (nine solo) and an interception in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.
Poyer's 10 tackles led the team in Week 12. He's now up to three interceptions and 62 tackles on the year. His numbers have dropped a bit from last year but he's still been a consistent, quality player for Buffalo. Poyer and the Bills will look to add to their two-game win streak in Sunday's Week 13 matchup with Miami.
Poyer recorded six tackles (three solo), including a sack, in Sunday's 41-10 win over the Jets.
Poyer's sack was his first of the season and the fourth of his career. His six tackles were also his most since Week 4. Buffalo's big win was a bit of a surprise but it will look to maintain the positive momentum as long as it can. Looking ahead, Poyer and the Bills will take on the Jaguars in Week 12 following a Week 11 bye.
Poyer played all 66 defensive snaps during Buffalo's 37-5 loss to the Colts.
Poyer logged five total tackles during the contest. The 27-year-old played 100 percent of Buffalo's defensive snaps for the second consecutive week, and he appears in line for another heavy workload at free safety during next Monday night's game against the Patriots.
Poyer recorded five tackles (four solo), an interception and a pass defensed across 61 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Texans.
Poyer secured his second interception of the season Sunday, picking off Deshaun Watson in the end zone just before halftime. The 27-year-old continues to log a heavy workload at free safety, as he played in 100 percent of the Bills' defensive snaps Sunday.
Poyer recorded six tackles (four solo) and an interception in Sunday's 22-0 loss to Green Bay.
While Sunday was a rough showing for Buffalo overall, Poyer played well. His interception was made more impressive by the fact that it was the first Aaron Rodgers has thrown on the season. Poyer will look to stifle a Titans offense in Week 5 that is coming off a walk-off overtime touchdown against the Eagles.
Poyer posted career highs across the board in 2017, his first season in Buffalo, with 95 tackles, two sacks, 13 passes defensed, five interceptions and a fumble recovery.
Now that's some serious production the Bills (and IDP owners) received after signing Poyer as a free agent following three seasons from Cleveland. His numbers put him second among all safeties in IDP production, and with Poyer locked into a starting spot with the same defense and same coaching staff next season, he'll be a high pick when defensive players start getting selected.
Poyer had six tackles (two solo) and an interception return for a touchdown in Sunday's 37-16 loss to New England.
Poyer made a diving play on a Tom Brady ball deep in Patriots territory and then got up untouched and took it to the house for his first score of the season. He'll remain a top safety in IDP formats Week 17 against Miami.
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