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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