Jordan Poyer

Contract Details: Jones, Gresham, Church

Let’s take a look at the details of some recently-signed contracts:

Bills Sign S Micah Hyde

The Bills have signed safety Micah Hyde, according to a team announcement. Within the release, they also announced the signing of fellow safety Jordan Poyer, formerly of Cleveland. Hyde will receive $30MM over a five-year term, with the chance to earn as much as $32.5MM, tweets Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. $14MM is guaranteed.Micah Hyde

Hyde had spent his entire four-year career in Green Bay, though its interest in bringing him back for a fifth season never seemed all that high. The team may have not even made Hyde an offer. If the 26-year-old’s career with the Packers is over, it’ll end with 63 regular-season appearances out of a possible 64, 33 starts, eight interceptions, five forced fumbles and four sacks.

Hyde is coming off a 16-game, 11-start season, in which he tied a career high with three picks and ranked a decent 53rd among Pro Football Focus’ 112 qualified cornerbacks. Hyde also has experience at safety, so his track record of versatility, productivity and durability should enable him to land an appreciable raise over his $1.671MM base salary from 2016.

Hyde was among my Top 50 Free Agents, a list built on projected earning power.

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Browns G Joel Bitonio Done For Season

Browns guard Joel Bitonio had surgery on Monday to repair the Lisfrance injury in his right foot, ESPN.com’s Pat McManamon tweets. The surgery rules Bitonio out for the 2016 season but he should be able to take part in all of the team’s offseason work prior to the 2017 season. Joel Bitonio (vertical)

Bitonio was placed formally placed on IR last week. A late-season return was on the table thanks to the new IR rules, but it’s not possible now after the offensive lineman went under the knife. Of course, when your team is winless through six games, there’s not much incentive to rush back and risk further injury.

In other Browns news, safety Jordan Poyer has been placed on IR, per a team announcement. Taking his place will be fellow safety Ed Reynolds who was promoted from the practice squad. Poyer suffered a lacerated kidney against the Titans on Sunday and had to be transported to a hospital before halftime. Through six games, Poyer recorded 37 tackles, matching his career high set in 2015.

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Browns’ Jordan Poyer Suffers Lacerated Kidney

A full-time starter for the first time in his career, Jordan Poyer may not return to the Browns’ lineup for a while after suffering a lacerated kidney against the Titans.

The 25-year-old safety was transported to a Nashville, Tenn.-area hospital before halftime, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports, and he will remain there overnight for observation. The Browns announced Poyer as being in stable condition. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the team believes this is a serious laceration and expects Poyer to miss the rest of the season.

A collision with Titans fullback Antonio Andrews on special teams caused the injury and induced the Browns to evaluate the fourth-year free safety for a concussion. The team has yet to announce whether Poyer sustained one, however, according to Ulrich. Rookie UDFA Tracy Howard filled in for Poyer after he left the game.

Multiple high-profile wide receivers — Keenan Allen and Miles Austin — suffered kidney lacerations in the past two seasons, Austin in 2014 and Allen last season. Neither played again that year. Allen missed eight Chargers games, and Austin was sidelined for four Browns contests.

Poyer has 37 tackles this season to match his career high set last season.

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Injury Updates: Sullivan, Chargers, K. Jackson

We don’t cover every NFL injury at Pro Football Rumors, but generally if a quarterback or another notable player is expected to miss time, or if an injury is considered serious, we’ll pass that news along, since those are the injuries most likely to result in a roster move. Here are a few updates from around the NFL on injuries sustained in Week 7:

  • Vikings center John Sullivan, who underwent a lumbar microdiscectomy prior to the regular season, suffered a setback and had another surgical procedure, head coach Mike Zimmer said today (Twitter links via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press). Sullivan is on the injured reserve list with the designation to return, meaning he’d be eligible to return as soon as Week 9, but according to Zimmer, the center’s odds of playing this season are minimal (Twitter link via Tomasson).
  • Ian Rapoport of NFL.com passes along updates on a pair of Chargers injuries, reporting that the team fears linebacker Denzel Perryman has a torn pectoral, while guard Orlando Franklin is believed to have an MCL injury (Twitter links). Both players were set to undergo MRIs today to assess the damage.
  • Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson will be out “for a while” due to a sprained ankle, head coach Bill O’Brien told reporters today, including Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle (Twitter link).
  • Browns head coach Mike Pettine said today that Josh McCown is day to day with a shoulder injury, adding that “if our starting QB is physically able to play, we’ll start him” (Twitter links via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com). Johnny Manziel, who is currently under investigation by the NFL over a recent off-field incident, would be next in line if McCown can’t go.
  • In other Browns injury news, free safety Jordan Poyer is expected to miss time due to a shoulder issue, per Pettine (Twitter link via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal).