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Bills S Jordan Poyer playing through meniscus tear

Cincinnati – The Buffalo Bills entered Monday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals relatively healthy, with safety Jordan Poyer playing despite being listed as questionable in the team’s injury report last week.

Poyer is dealing with the same knee injury he suffered during the Bills’ victory over the Miami Dolphins on Dec. 17.

A Pro Bowl safety officer told ESPN’s Lisa Salters before the game that he had a damaged lateral meniscus.

He had not attended the first two days of practice in any of the past two weeks. Poyer was a full participant in the final practice before last week’s win over the Chicago Bears in which he played, and was a limited participant in the team’s practice on Saturday.

“I just banged it in the game,” Poyer said heading into the game against the Bears. “Hopefully I can be back on the field tomorrow, so I’m just going to give him a little rest. I’m going to play. So yeah, just rest.”

Coach Sean McDermott said Saturday that Poyer is dealing with the same injury and he’s one of a group of players heading in the right direction.

The 31-year-old has missed four games this season with various injuries. Poyer led the team in interceptions (4) and was named to the first Pro Bowl of his career this season. He’s a valuable member of the Bills’ secondary, starting alongside 2021 sixth-round nominee Dummer Hamlin, with safe Micah Hyde on the injured list (neck).

The Bills also moved wide receiver Cole Beasley onto the roster for a big matchup against the Bengals. This was the third and last allowed promotion from Beasley’s practice team during the regular season. Offensive he lineman Alec He Anderson was also promoted but was not in the game.

The Bengals have officially activated tight end Hayden Hurst, who has missed the last three games with a right calf injury, while defensive end Sam Hubbard (calf) is sidelined.

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