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Micah Hyde unlikely to play against New England Patriots with concussion

The Bills might be down a key member of their defense.

Buffalo Bills safety Micah Hyde looks like he won’t be able to play this weekend against the New England Patriots. Hyde was injured late in the Bills’ game against the New York Jets on Sunday when he collided with receiver Breshad Perriman. Hyde was flagged on the play for unnecessary roughness. The hit didn’t really matter to the outcome of the game as two plays later, Jerry Hughes intercepted Sam Darnold to end the game.

Hyde missed Wednesday’s practice and was working on the side with trainers on Thursday. In order to clear concussion protocol, he’d need to participate in multiple practices to proceed through. With only one practice left, that’s off the table.

Behind Hyde is Dean Marlowe, who is a steady-yet-unspectacular veteran of head coach Sean McDermott’s defense.

Hyde has only missed one game during his Bills career when he suffered a groin injury in 2018. He had to withdraw from the 2018 Pro Bowl after suffering a concussion in the team’s playoff loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Hughes (foot) and OL Cody Ford (knee) were the other two players to miss practice on Wednesday. We will update the full injury report later.