Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott was noncommital on Thursday when asked about safety Jordan Poyer and whether or not he’ll be ready for the season-opener on September 8 against the Los Angeles Rams.

Poyer suffered an elbow injury this week that has sidelined him during training camp.

McDermott said on Thursday that he’s not overly concerned about the injury, but he stopped short of saying that Poyer will be ready to go in week one.

The Bills head coach would only say “we’ll see” while talking about Poyer playing against the Rams.

Poyer is obviously an important part of the Bills’ defense. Buffalo certainly wants him to return as soon as possible, but they want him to be healthy, too.

Another aspect of the Poyer situation is that he’s looking for a new contract with the Bills. The 31-year-old safety, however, hasn’t been able to work out a deal yet. If a deal doesn’t happen before the start of the season, it will make Poyer even more motivated to have a massive season in 2022 (having a motivated player in a contract year is always a good thing for a defense).

But first, Poyer has to return to the field. And based on McDermott’s comments on Thursday, there’s no guarantee that will happen by September 8 when Buffalo opens the season against Los Angeles.

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