Poyer Claimed By Browns

Cornerback Jordan Poyer was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns, according to multiple sources.

The Eagles’ seventh-round pick was released on Saturday to make room for Matthew Tucker, who was called up from the practice squad to add depth to the running back position after Chris Polk (shoulder) was ruled out of the Dallas game.

They were interested in bringing Poyer back into the fold this week, perhaps by signing him to the  practice squad, but Cleveland spoiled those plans.


The rookie out of Oregon State was called into action in the opener against Washington as a result of injury but did not fare well and had since been unable to establish a role on defense. Long term, the Eagles were interested to see if he could transition to the safety position.

  • JettMartinez

    Perfect! I kept confusing Prater and Poyer anyway, now I don’t have to think about either of them.

  • Johnny Domino

    What, they couldn’t trade him for Gordon?
    Nothin’ gets by old Nickels.

  • cliff henny

    it’s like we’re having our own private neighborhood garage sale with the browns…just trading our useless crap for their’s

    • Mr. Magee

      You hit it out of the park cliff!

  • Media Mike

    Not good. This guy was a late round steal.

  • Richard Colton

    now we know who the other team was that had the 2nd round grade on Poyer

  • Addicted2Mula

    When are we going to picc up a big WR

  • knighn

    The Cleveland Browns, “We may not have gotten Chip Kelly, but at least we got Jordan Poyer!”

  • knighn

    Speaking of “other teams” I mentioned before the season that it would be interesting to watch how these other teams with strong ties to the Eagles might do through the next few seasons:
    The Cleveland Browns, with Joe Banner – currently 3-4. Joe doesn’t want to be outdone by the Eagles.
    The Kansas City Chiefs, with Andy Reid – currently 7-0 and the only undefeated team in the NFL. It feels all kinds of wrong to say that.
    The Jacksonville Jaguars, with Gus Bradley, our almost coach. Currently 0-7. The Jacksonville Jaguars, winless: that seems about right. Sorry, Gus!

    • Andy124

      Mike McCoy is 4-3 in San Diego. That’s the coach I was pulling for.

      • knighn

        I don’t recall: did the Eagles ever interview Mike McCoy?

        • Andy124

          Google says yes.

          • knighn

            Wonder what happened there. I liked the idea of McCoy (better than the idea of a Defensive coach) after I thought we weren’t getting Chip Kelly.