Buffalo Bills safety Jordan Poyer was injured on the final play of the game. As both teams were walking off the field, Poyer was being attended to by trainers.
The Bills are incredibly thin in the secondary. They lost both cornerback E.J. Gaines and cornerback Shareece Wright at different points in the game, leading to only two healthy cornerbacks on the roster at one point. No update has been given for either. Behind Poyer, they have Trae Elston and Shamarko Thomas at safety.
Bills head coach Sean McDermott had no update after the game, but did mention the length of the final play had a role.
“It’d be nice if there was a time clock on those plays,” said McDermott. “After a certain amount of time you have to call those plays dead.”
Here’s a look at the point in the play where Poyer was injured, when a Tampa Bay lineman falls into his knee:
Buffalo added cornerback Greg Mabin a couple weeks ago but released him when the rest of the cornerbacks were healthy. He is on the San Francisco 49ers practice squad now and could get another phone call. At safety, Robert Blanton was with the team earlier this year and is currently a free agent.
Update 4:58 p.m.:
#Bills S Jordan Poyer said. right knee “got rolled up on on the last play of the game. Heard a pop. Going to be Ok. Back as soon as I can.”— Vic Carucci (@viccarucci) October 22, 2017
#Bills S Jordan Poyer has a right leg injury. Leg is wrapped and he isn’t able to bend it as he walks in dressing room.— Vic Carucci (@viccarucci) October 22, 2017
FWIW, saw Jordan Poyer walking around a little hobbled outside the Bills locker room. Shouted to some fans "I'm good."— Spencer T. German (@Spencito_) October 22, 2017