All-Professional security Jordan Poyer to attend the Buffalo Payments’ necessary minicamp amid extension request

BUFFALO, N.Y. — All-Professional security Jordan Poyer will attend the Buffalo Bills‘ necessary minicamp this week after skipping the workforce's voluntary OTA's amidst a request for a contract extension, a supply advised ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Poyer, together with different veterans together with fellow beginning security Micah Hyde, have been absent all through the workforce's voluntary portion of the offseason exercises, however shall be with the workforce throughout the necessary practices earlier than breaking for the summer time. The workforce has stayed in communication with Poyer's brokers, Drew Rosenhaus and Kyle Lincoln on the state of affairs, a supply advised Schefter.

“I've not spoken on to Jordan,” common supervisor Brandon Beane stated final week. “I haven't got any indication that he will not be right here. So, hopefully we'll get him again in right here and be excited to see him.”

Whereas Poyer shall be in attendance, his stage of participation could also be lower than regular. The 31-year-old security is looking for an extension as he enters the ultimate yr of his contract. Poyer was named first-team All-Professional for the primary time in his profession final season. The captain completed the yr on the league's No. 1 cross protection with 5 interceptions, tied for the workforce's most with Hyde, who's beneath contract by means of 2023.

Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazer stated that he has stayed in contact with Poyer whereas he has been absent from OTAs.

“I believe Jordan is in an excellent place mentally,” Frazier stated. “He is nonetheless staying in contact together with his teammates and hopefully, we'll see him quickly.”

Defensive backs Jaquan Johnson and Damar Hamlin, together with Nick McCloud and Josh Thomas, have acquired extra reps with Poyer and Hyde's absences at follow.

The Payments have a number of gamers on the final yr of their offers coming into a pivotal 2022 season, together with tight finish Dawson Knox and linebacker Tremaine Edmunds.

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