All-Pro safety Jordan Poyer suffers elbow injury, but Buffalo Bills expect he'll play in opener

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills security Jordan Poyer hyperextended his elbow throughout the group’s training school practice Tuesday and will miss out on “a few weeks,” a source informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Bills are set to play in the league’s season opener Sept. 8 vs. the Los Angeles Rams, and the expectation is that Poyer will be all set for that video game.

Poyer suffered the injury throughout the group’s 11-on-11 drills as he made a stop throughout a run by novice running back James Cook near completion zone. The 31-year-old security strolled off the field however was later on required to the group’s locker space on a cart after handling the injury off to the side. He went out of the locker space a bit after practice concluded with his left arm covered in a tee shirt and appearing to have a sling on his arm.

This is the 2nd injury to a beginning security because the Bills opened training school last Sunday. Safety Micah Hyde is handling a small injury after hurting his hip/glute as he was up to the ground while attempting to come down with an interception in practice Friday. Hyde has actually been restricted in the last 2 practices, consisting of not participating in the group part.

“He’s gonna be day-to-day, he’s got some soreness on his hip there where he fell, where he came down on it, but we think he’ll be OK at this point,” coach Sean McDermott stated Saturday.

Poyer, who was called First Team All-Pro for the very first time in his profession in 2015, asked for an agreement extension this offseason. His representative, Drew Rosenhaus, went to the Bills’ very first training school practice of the season and met basic supervisor Brandon Beane, however no contract has actually been reached. Poyer is on the in 2015 of his offer.

Cornerback Tre’Davious White is likewise on the physically not able to carry out list as he continues to rehab from a torn ACL suffered on Thanksgiving.

“From what I’ve been told, [Tre is] really progressing well and [the athletic trainers are] excited about where he is at this point,” protective organizer Leslie Frazier stated.

Hyde and Poyer have actually played vital functions in the Bills defense because signing up with as complimentary representatives in 2017, McDermott’s very first year as head coach. The duo is probably the very best security tandem in the NFL. Behind them, backups Jaquan Johnson and Damar Hamlin have actually currently gotten additional associates with both beginning securities remaining the offseason program beyond necessary minicamp. Those chances will just increase with the current injuries.

“We get a chance to watch those guys in game-like situations and be able to determine who’s going to be our third safety if something were to happen to Micah or Jordan, or we want to take them out of a game because we have a big lead or whatever,” Frazier stated. “How are those guys going to perform? So, it’s not necessarily a bad thing, they’re getting more reps and it really helps us from an evaluation standpoint, and they both have accepted it very, very well. They’re kind of neck and neck right now which is not a bad thing.

“And I would think of when we begin playing some video games in the preseason, it will type of different itself, however they’re both doing effectively with the associates they’re getting.”

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