Bills safety Jordan Poyer ended his hold out last month, attending mandatory minicamp in order to avoid the roughly $90K in fines he would have been liable to pay for an unexcused absence.
He’s also not likely to return to his hold out once camp begins for a similar reason, according to Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News.
Poyer had skipped OTAs in May after he had decided to push Buffalo for a contract extension. The deal would likely benefit both parties. Poyer would get a raise while the Bills would have an opportunity to lower Poyer’s cap hit and keep one of the NFL’s best safety tandems together for a few more years (as fellow safety, Micah Hyde, is under contract through next season).
If Poyer balked and ended his hold out at $90K to attend minicamp, it’s had to imagine that he would be willing to shell out the $50K daily fine that would hit him as a player not on a rookie contract missing camp.
Poyer has recently doubled down on his assertion that he truly wants to remain in Buffalo, so moving forward in good faith puts the pressure on the Bills to provide him with a deal to keep him from walking at the end of the season..