Micah Hyde Out for Season With Neck Injury

Buffalo Bills safety Micah Hyde
Buffalo Bills safety Micah Hyde
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NFL Week 3 - Buffalo Bills safety Micah Hyde will be placed on the injured reserve on Saturday with a neck injury, ending his season, according to his agent Jack Bechta. Hyde visited the hospital Monday following the Bills' game against the Tennessee Titans and did not practice all week.

"Unfortunately client Micah Hyde will be put on IR today due to his recent neck injury," said Hyde's agent Jaco Bechta via Twitter. "Fortunately, we expect a healthy return for #23 in 2023."

2023 is the final year on Hyde's contract with Buffalo, according to OverTheCap.

Hyde was second-team All-Pro in 2021 with 74 combined tackles, five interceptions, and a sack for Buffalo last year. The tandem of Hyde and Jordan Poyer helped the Bills defense achieve elite status defending against the deep pass. In 2021, the Buffalo Bills allowed just 7.2 yards per attempt on passes targeted 16-plus air yards downfield. Through two games this year, the Bills defense leads the league in DVOA against deep passes with a -106.0%.

Safety Jaquan Johnson is set to take over for Hyde's starting role. 

In the short term, Buffalo is entering new territory in their territory. Hyde had previously only missed two games during his tenure in Buffalo. According to The Athletic's Joe Buscaglia, since 2017, the Buffalo Bills have never started a regular season game without either Mich Hyde or Jordan Poyer starting at safety. With Hyde now out and Poyer questionable on the injury list, this game could be a first. 

Comments

8 comments, Last at 26 Sep 2022, 11:35am

#1 by ddoubleday // Sep 24, 2022 - 1:11pm

wut?

the Buffalo Bills have never started a regular season game without either Mich Hyde or Jordan Poyer starting at safety. 

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#3 by Tutenkharnage // Sep 24, 2022 - 3:51pm

Or Tua, for that matter. 

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#5 by ImNewAroundThe… // Sep 25, 2022 - 9:19am

Switched alllll the way up. Good defense mechanism lol blame it on this because the Bills defense now goes from best to worst

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#6 by Tutenkharnage // Sep 25, 2022 - 12:49pm

In reply to by ImNewAroundThe…

Struck a nerve there?

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#7 by ImNewAroundThe… // Sep 25, 2022 - 4:18pm

In reply to by Tutenkharnage

About 9 dropped picks and a free safety for no reason and the Bills still lose lolololoolololol. Easy though! No Hyde for the season, get used to it

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#4 by big10freak // Sep 24, 2022 - 4:46pm

This stinks. Love watching him play when I can catch a Bills game.

 

Best of luck in his recovery

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#8 by theslothook // Sep 26, 2022 - 11:35am

I think this is potentially a huge loss and knocks their championship equity down by a non-trivial amount. Hard to believe for a safety with no where near the acclaim of someone like Ed Reed or Earl Thomas, but still. 

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