Ex-Bills S Jordan Poyer agrees to one-year deal with Dolphins

Former Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer is signing with the Miami Dolphins on a one-year deal, agents Drew Rosenhaus and Kyle Lincoln told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Tuesday.

Poyer, who turns 33 next month, started 16 regular-season games as the Buffalo Bills' captain in 2023 after suffering a myriad of injuries during the 2022 season. He was released as part of cost-cutting measures on March 6.

From 2021 to 2022, Boyer moved up his passer rating allowed as the closest defender in coverage with a minimum of 50 targets, allowing opponents to only complete 49% of their passes. Last season, Poyer dropped significantly in coverage, allowing opponents to complete 73% of their passes.

He re-signed with the Bills last offseason on a two-year deal after exploring his options in free agency. He initially signed with Buffalo in 2017, the first season under coach Sean McDermott, and was paired with safety Micah Hyde, who also signed with the team in 2017, in the secondary for the past seven seasons.

The duo has started the most games together (92) at safety since 2017, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

Poyer was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Oregon State. He spent part of the 2013 and 2014-16 seasons with the Cleveland Browns. He has 24 interceptions, 54 passes defensed, 12 sacks, 9 forced fumbles, and 806 tackles over 11 seasons in the NFL.

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ESPN's Alaina Getzenberg contributed to this report.

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