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The 31-year-old, considered one of the NFL’s best defensemen, will enter his seventh season with the Bills after agreeing to a two-year deal, sources report ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Alina Getzenberg.
Boyer struggled with various injuries during the 2022 season, beginning with an elbow injury in training camp, but played in 12 regular season games and both playoff games. The Bills went 12-0 in the regular season with Poyer active. His season ended with his first Pro Bowl appearance.
His career changed when he came to Buffalo and was paired with fellow safeties Micah HydeHowever, he became a full-time starter and earned league recognition for his performance. He’s shown to be a productive fullback who can play from my position, split downfield, or rolling alignment — allowing just 14 catches for 102 yards as the closest defender in coverage, according to NFL Next Gen Stats.
Of Boyer’s 101 regular season career starts since joining the league in 2013, 91 has come in his six seasons with the Bills.
Boyer, 31 (April 25), along with Hyde, signed with the Bills in free agency in 2017, the first year under head coach Sean McDermott. He was named a first team All-Pro after his career-best statistical season in 2021. Boyer finished that year with 5 interceptions, 9 passes defensed, 3 sacks and 8 tackles for loss.
He has 24 interceptions, 50 passes defensed, 11 sacks, 8 forced fumbles and 706 tackles over 10 NFL seasons.
ESPN’s Matt Bowen contributed to this report.
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