The Buffalo Bills have hired new help in the defensive backfield.
On the same day they cut veteran Aaron Williams, the team turned around and signed free-agent Micah Hyde. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the terms as a five-year, $30 million deal with $14 million in guarantees.
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Hyde comes to Buffalo from Green Bay, where the fifth-round defender piled up four sacks, eight picks, one forced fumble and five fumble recoveries over four campaigns with the Packers.
The 2013 fifth-rounder operated as a durable contributor in Green Bay, with 33 starts and 63 appearances over four campaigns. During that span he played both safety positions and nickel cornerback.
After dumping Nickell Robey-Coleman, it's the slot position where Micah is likely to wind up in 2017. He struggled in that role in 2016, but new Bills coach Sean McDermott has a reputation for making the most out of his secondary.
McDermott must believe he can do that with Hyde considering the money involved.