By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist

Micah Hyde – Signed by the Bills in 2017

The Bills’ situation at safety had been a bit of a mess in 2016, thanks in part to injuries. Buffalo’s front office decided to take strong action to bring some help in. To do that, they looked at someone who they thought had been underutilized by another team.

Micah Hyde was a fifth-round draft choice out of Iowa by Green Bay, and earned a spot on the Packers’ roster. He played a variety of positions for Green Bay and was good wherever he went. When free agency arrived in 2017, the Bills thought he could be even better if given more responsibilities. Hyde accepted a five-year contract worth about $30 million.

That’s exactly what happened. Hyde had five interceptions in 2017 and was named to the Pro Bowl. Even the Packers’ executives say they shouldn’t have let him get away. Hyde has played two more seasons since that first year in Buffalo, and he will be a Bill through the end of the 2021 season at least.

Let’s hear what he has to say during a game:

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Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey has been involved in almost every aspect of the local sports scene for the last 40 years. He worked for WEBR Radio, the Buffalo Sabres' public relations department and The Buffalo News during that time. In that time he covered virtually every aspect of the area's sports world, from high schools to the Bills and Sabres and everything in between. Along the way, Budd served as a play-by-play announcer for the Bisons, an analyst for the Stallions, and a talk-show host. He won the National Lacrosse League's Tom Borrelli Award as the media personality of the year in 2011, and was a finalist for that same award in 2017. Budd's seventh and eighth books, one on the Transcontinental Railroad and the other about Ichiro Suzuki, are scheduled to be released in the fall.

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