The Bills extend Jordan Poyer for two more years

Jordan Poyer
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Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane has talked extensively in the past about the ability to re-sign your own players.

Beane and the Bills did just that with safety Jordan Poyer, rewarding him with a new two-year contract extension on Thursday that keeps the 29-year-old in Buffalo through the 2022 season.

The @BuffaloBills have signed S Jordan Poyer to a two-year contract extension (through 2022).

— Buffalo Bills PR (@BuffaloBillsPR) March 19, 2020

Poyer came to the Bills in free agency in 2017, where he teamed up with Micah Hyde and Tre'Davious White to help create one of the toughest secondaries to score on in the National Football League. In three seasons with the Bills, Poyer has proven to be a ball hawk, bringing in 11 interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and five fumble recoveries. Poyer has also averaged 100 tackles per-season, including a career-high 107 in 2019.

Poyer entered the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles as a seventh round selection from Oregon State in the 2013 NFL Draft. Poyer only played in three games with the Eagles before spending parts of four seasons with the Cleveland Browns. Poyer started a total of 10 games before becoming a full-time starter in Buffalo.

Poyer was scheduled to become a free agent after the upcoming season. His $10 million per-year cap hit is a big pay raise from the roughly $3 million he was scheduled to make this year