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Bills sign former Packers DB Micah Hyde for 5 years, $30 million

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We knew he was leaving Green Bay, but weren’t sure where he was headed until Thursday after the 4:00 deadline.

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On Wednesday, reports began swirling that defensive back Micah Hyde was headed out of Green Bay. However, we did not yet know where he was going in free agency, only hearing that there were some other NFL teams that were making him significant offers.

Just about 30 minutes after the new NFL league year began on Thursday afternoon, Hyde’s destination is now clear: he is going to the Buffalo Bills, who announced his signing.

Hyde had a productive four-year stint in Green Bay, serving as one of the team’s primary slot corners, the punt returner, and a reserve safety. He leaves the Packers after missing just one game in his career while recording eight regular-season interceptions, six fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, four sacks, and three punt return touchdowns. Hyde also added an interception and a sack during the Packers’ 2017 playoff run.

According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Hyde’s contract is a big one: $30 million dollars over five years, including $14 million guaranteed. It’s likely that the dollar amount that Buffalo offered significantly exceeded what the Packers were willing to give to Hyde.