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Micah Hyde Is Officially Gone

Micah Hyde, clearly not a priority for the Green Bay Packers despite their woeful secondary, is officially gone. Hyde is joining the Buffalo Bills.

This was rumored Wednesday evening. Not the team, but that Hyde was aggressively pursuing opportunities elsewhere.

And that makes plenty of sense. Hyde wasn’t going to crack the starting lineup in Green Bay at his best position — safety — as long as Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Morgan Burnett are hanging around.

Hyde is getting $30 million over five years from the Bills, with $14 million guaranteed. They clearly expect him to step in and start somewhere and we expect that to be at safety.

Buffalo released safety Aaron Williams earlier on Thursday. They also lost cornerback Stephon Gilmore via free agency to New England. So there are plenty of holes to fill and a do-it-all player like Hyde makes perfect sense.

As for the Packers, it makes no sense to pay $6 million per season to a backup safety and occasional nickel back, despite the putrid state of their secondary.

Where this probably hurts the Packers most is in the return game. Hyde has been their only reliable punt returner for some time.

 

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6 Comments

  1. PF4L March 9, 2017

    We don’t need him, or Tretter, or Lang, or Cook…….

    In Ted We Trust.

  2. Howard March 9, 2017

    It really shows a lot to the team when you could lose 3 of your 6 playoff captains. Has to make the players that voted for those 3 captains wonder WTF.

    1. Kato March 9, 2017

      I wonder if this has an effect in the locker room at all next year?

      1. Howard March 9, 2017

        Probably not to the approximately 35% of new players the team may have. Maybe that is good for the defense that in my opinion no matter what stats say was the worst in the NFL. The problem is Hyde was one of the few good guys. The writing was on the wall that Hyde was gone when the team kept so many young and cheap safeties and corners last year.

  3. Kato March 9, 2017

    Its too bad. I can’t say that I am super surprised. He may very well have been the third best player on that defense last year.

  4. Ferris March 9, 2017

    The secondary sucked so bad last year he had to play corner. He’s a high effort guy but not fast enough and not worth $6M. Draft some speed on the outside Teddy or ….gulp…pay up for a #1 corner. Lang is leaving so you have that cash.