AP source: Poyer to report on Bills mandatory practices
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Bills starting safety Jordan Poyer will report to mandatory practices this week after being absent from all of Buffalo’s voluntary spring sessions due to a contract issue, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press on Monday. player’s decision.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because Poyer’s decision is private. The Bills are scheduled to hold three mandatory Tuesday-Thursday practices in their final sessions before training camp opens next month.
Changing agents to hire Drew Rosenhaus in April, Poyer informed the Bills that he was looking to extend his contract, which expires after the upcoming season.
The 31-year-old has nine seasons of NFL experience, including the last five with Buffalo where he’s part of one of the NFL’s best defensive backs, complemented by safety Micah Hyde and cornerback Tre’Davious White.
Poyer earned his first All-Pro selection in January after finishing second on the team in being credited with 91 tackles, had three sacks and joined Hyde leading Buffalo with five interceptions apiece.
General manager Brandon Beane previously praised Poyer while acknowledging the salary cap challenges the team faces this year. The two-time defending AFC East champions are expected to be around $5 million under the NFL’s salary cap after an offseason in which they signed a six-year contract with free agent Von Miller and with quarterback Josh Allen’s first season six. -year, 258 million contacts.
“I’m a huge Jordan fan. I think he’s done a great job here for five years,” Beane said in April, before noting that Poyer isn’t the only Buffalo player asking for a raise. “I want Jordan here. I’m not looking for anything different than that. It’s just business that gets in the way sometimes, and I respect that.
The Bills added experienced depth to their offensive line by signing Greg Van Roten on Monday. The 32-year-old has seven seasons of NFL experience, including the last two with the New York Jets where he started 23 games.
Primarily used as a guard, Van Roten also spent three seasons with Carolina and two with Green Bay, and has 50 starts in 77 games. Unable to land with an NFL team after being cut by Seattle in 2014, Van Roten spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons playing in the Canadian Football League.
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