Bills S Jordan Poyer Addresses Pending Free Agency

The Bills face the possibility of losing at least one of linebacker Tremaine Edmunds and safety Jordan Poyer in free agency next month. The former is likely to test the open market, and the latter is aware of the options he will have once his contract expires.

On the latest episode of the Jordan Poyer Podcast, the veteran elaborated on his current situation, which will see him become a free agent for the first time since joining the Bills in 2017. During the past six years, Poyer has established himself as one of the league’s most consistent producers at the position. He earned All-Pro honors in 2021, and received a Pro Bowl nod this season after recording four interceptions in 12 games.

The 31-year-old angled for a new contract last offseason, and his production and cap numbers made him a logical extension candidate. No new deal materialized, however, and while Buffalo remains interested in bringing him back for the right price, Edmunds is likely to be the higher priority. Acutely aware of that, Poyer is looking forward to exploring his options.

“I definitely want to keep playing,” the former seventh-rounder said. “I’m excited. I’m going to enjoy this process. Not really sure what to expect. I do know I’m a ball player, so whatever team does get J-Po, I believe they’re going to be better. So, I’m excited for what’s to come. If that’s Buffalo, I’ve been out there six years and know what to do. If not, that’s just part of the business… I would love to go to a state that doesn’t take half my money… If it wasn’t Buffalo, it’d be nice to be warm. It would be nice to see the sun, maybe, every week or so, every other week at least” (h/t Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk).

The Bills have work to do in the coming days simply to become cap compliant, let alone ink deals with their pending free agents. Poyer is likely to have a significant market for his services, especially on a short-term deal from Buffalo or elsewhere. His remarks point to ambiguity regarding the Bills’ willingness to sign him to another big-ticket deal, and the uncertain future he faces as a result.

“I’m excited about the next opportunity,” he added. “I don’t know how it’s going to play out or how it’s going to work out. What’s going to make sense is going to make sense.”

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