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Buffalo Bills safety Micah Hyde signs two-year contract extension

Hyde is signed with the club through the 2023 season

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The Buffalo Bills and safety Micah Hyde have agreed to a two-year contract extension. The deal will keep Hyde, 30, with the Bills through the 2023 NFL season.

Hyde joined the Bills in March 2017 as one of the first free agents to sign in the Sean McDermott era. He signed along with Jordan Poyer, and both safeties have spoken at length about their desire to help turn the Bills’ fortunes around. Both players have helped to do exactly that, and now both have been rewarded with second contracts by the team.

Hyde was a Pro Bowl selection in his first year with the Bills, as he set career highs with 82 tackles and five interceptions that first year in Orchard Park. He’s been a steady presence in the back end of one of the league’s best pass defenses since joining forces with Poyer, head coach McDermott, and defensive coordinator/assistant head coach Leslie Frazier.

Hyde was drafted out of Iowa in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. Terms of the extension were reported by Ian Rapoport, who said it’s a $19.25 million extension. Rapoport tweeted that Hyde’s 2021 cap hit remains essentially the same, meaning Hyde should count around $6.7 million against the cap this season.

Over the course of his career, Hyde has tallied 17 interceptions, four forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries, 49 pass breakups, four sacks, 509 tackles, and one of the coolest kickoff return touchdowns I’ve ever seen.