The Green Bay Packers never bothered to offer defensive back Micah Hyde a contract when he hit free agency. We thought there was good reason for that — Hyde got $6 million annually from the Bills and that’s a tough price tag to swallow for a guy who, despite being valuable, would be a backup in Green Bay.
On the flip side, losing Hyde certainly doesn’t help the biggest problem area on the team.
Well, Packers general manager Ted Thompson is sorry.
Asked TT about no offer for Micah Hyde: "Micah is one of my all-time favorites. Sorry it didn’t work out. We’re happy he seems to be happy."
In Buffalo, Hyde is getting something he wouldn’t be getting in Green Bay. Other than the fat paycheck, Hyde is getting a chance to start at safety.
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Morgan Burnett are entrenched in the safety spots for the Packers for at least another season. Burnett’s contract will expire after the upcoming campaign. The Packers have — and will likely exercise — the fifth-year option on Clinton-Dix’s rookie deal, which also technically expires after the 2017 season.
So Hyde will finally get his shot elsewhere and we wouldn’t be surprised in the least if he performed better than what the Packers have.