By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist
Jordan Poyer – Signed by the Bills in 2017
Sometimes players just wind up linked together. Kelly and Reed. Smerlas and Haslett. Luce and Ramsay. Add Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde to the list.
Poyer took the long way to status as a very good NFL safety. He was a seventh-round draft choice by Philadelphia in 2013, but was but was on his way to Cleveland by the end of that season. Poyer received his first start in 2015, and was picked as the No. 1 safety the following year. He suffered multiple injuries after an illegal hit in a game with Tennessee, and missed several weeks of the season.
The Bills thought he’d be ready to bounce back in 2017, and signed him as a free agent to four-year, $13 million deal. Poyer slid right into the free safety spot next to Hyde, and the two have been good together ever since. Poyer received a reward for his work when he received a two-year extension this winter worth $20 million. That means the safety combination could be together through 2022, which would be just fine with Bills’ fans.
Let’s watch him in action:
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