Jordan Poyer Jun 14, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer (21) looks on during minicamp at the ADPRO Sports Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

When the Buffalo Bills opening up the 2022 NFL season on Thursday night, they will have a huge piece missing in their secondary with Tre’Davious White, the star cornerback who will miss the first part of the season while recovering from is a torn ACL. There is good news, however, with safety Jordan Poyer.

Poyer, who’s been sidelined with a hyperextended elbow, is expected to play.

Coach Sean McDermott expressed optimism that Poyer will be on the field.

“We’re trending in that direction,” McDermott said, per Alaina Getzenberg, ESPN. “I’ll be surprised if he isn’t [playing Thursday]. I plan on him being out there today and we’ll see how he does.”

Poyer, who was a First-Team All-Pro safety for Buffalo in 2021, shared the same sentiment as his coach following practice on Sunday.

“I’m good. Feel great,” Poyer said, per Getzenberg. “I feel ready to go, ready to play. Exciting time of year, missed quite a bit of training camp, but I felt good to be out there, out of the red jersey today, hitting again. It felt good.”

The Bills will be faced with a tough task right out the gate, taking on the Los Angeles Rams who are looking to repeat to repeat as Super Bowl champs and will need all the help they can get.


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