The Buffalo Bills have announced that they have signed free agent safety Micah Hyde. Hyde has played his entire career with the Green Bay Packers. He was drafted in 2013 out of Iowa and has played in all but one game over the course of his four-year career. Hyde can do just about everything in the secondary, having rotated between free safety, strong safety, and cornerback throughout his career.
Over his career he has averaged two interceptions and 47 tackles a year. According to Acme Packing Company, Hyde spent the majority of last season at cornerback and it was “one of his better seasons, recording 58 tackles, 11 pass breakups, three picks and a sack.” Hyde was also a captain for the Packers during his time there.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that Hyde’s contract with the Bills is for $30M over five years, with $14M guaranteed. There are incentives that can take it to $32.5M max. These numbers are right around what Hyde was expected to fetch on the open market.
The Bills pay the market price, and Sean McDermott gets a nice piece to revamp the defense. That is a recipe for a good free-agency signing.