BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — The Bills had one of the best safety duos in the league for the past six years, but the Bills Mafia thought it was over.
But after safety Jordan Poyer made a free-agent test, the Bills made a surprising move and resigned as a 32-year-old veteran.
“This is the first time in my career that I’ve been on the market as a free agent,” said safety Jordan Poyer. “But I knew this was where I wanted to be.”
Pro-safety Jordan Poyer and Mika Hyde are all gearing up for Year 7 in hopes of staying healthy.
Hyde suffered a neck injury in Week 2 that required surgery and was out for the rest of the season.
“I think it’s safe to say that this place is better organized if we’re all healthy,” Hyde said.
Health problems followed for the already declining group when Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest on the field in January.
Four months later, Damar told the world football wasn’t over.
“This event was life-changing, but it’s not the end of my story. So I’m here to announce my plans to return to the NFL.”
With Damar recovered, the Bills brought in Jared Maiden to add another layer.
Dean Marlowe was also brought in last season to keep the Bills’ secondary afloat.
In the offseason, the Bills acquired two rookies, Taylor Rupp from the Rams and Zayn Anderson from the Chiefs.
“I think everyone needs to step up a little bit, whether it’s the core players or the guys who just got here,” Hyde said.