Report: Bills releasing safety Jordan Poyer

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Bills are set to release safety Jordan Poyer, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Poyer, a former first team All-Pro in 2021 and a Pro Bowler in 2022, leaves the team after seven seasons.

It is a major cost-cutting move for the Bills as it saves the team $5,720,000, according to Over The Cap. He had signed a two-year, $12.5 million deal last March.

The Bills had been attempting to shed money from next year’s cap. On Monday, Buffalo traded offensive lineman Ryan Bates to the Chicago Bears for a fifth-round draft pick. This also means that Poyer and fellow backfield stalwart Micah Hyde are now both free agents, after Hyde’s contract was up at the end of the 2023 season.

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Poyer spent 107 games with the Bills over seven seasons, grabbing 22 interceptions, 48 pass deflections, eight forced fumbles and over 600 tackles.

The 33-year-old had reduced production in 2023, his first season in a Bills uniform where he did not record an interception, only one forced fumble and only four pass deflections, which was his lowest total since the 2019 season.

Schefter also said that the Bills plan to re-structure the contract of cornerback Rasul Douglas, a move that will save the team another $2.5 million in cap space for 2024. They will also release cornerback Siran Neal, who was due to be paid around $3 million this season, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

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Aidan Joly joined the News 4 staff in 2022. He is a graduate of Canisius College. You can see more of his work here.

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