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Jordan Poyer excited to play with rookie Tremaine Edmunds

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - It's been a busy offseason for the Bills as they added depth and some major punch to their defense.

Among the moves, they added Star Lotulelei and Trent Murphy to help shore up the defensive line, signed corner Vontae Davis to help bolster the secondary and then selected linebacker Tremaine Edmunds 16th overall in the NFL Draft.

“I’ve seen what he’s able to do. The kid is a baller," an excited Jordan Poyer said prior to throwing out the first pitch at Monday's Bisons game.

"Kid is going to be a special player in this league and I’m excited to start working with him.”

With Edmunds causing chaos and patrolling the field sideline-to-sideline, it could lead to more turnover opportunities on the back end for the Bills' defense, which finished sixth in the league with 18 interceptions last season.

Davis, who has 22 career interceptions, will hopefully add to the opportunistic D the Bills showed they were in 2017.

"When you add a guy like (Davis) it’s going to make us stronger," Poyer said.  "We’ just working on the communication part on the back end and that’s a huge aspect of us being successful.”

Success is something not many envisioned the Bills having in 2017.  Analysts around the country pegged them to be in contention for the top overall pick in the draft.  They finished 9-7 overall and snapped a 17-year postseason drought.

Before they even hit the field for training camp this season, some pundits believe the Bills will be selecting No. 1 overall in the 2019 Draft. 

“We know we have to work. We know what we have to do as a team, as a unit to accomplish what we want to accomplish," Poyer admitted outside the Bisons' dugout.  "They wrote us off this time last year, too. We have high expectations of ourselves. We use it as motivation but it’s not anything we worry about.”


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