NFL Rumors: Buffalo Bills Open to Re-Signing Safety Micah Hyde

The Buffalo Bills haven't moved on from one of their veteran leaders quite yet. Speaking with the media earlier this weekend, general manager Brandon Beane said his team "hasn't shut the door" on bringing back longtime starting safety Micah Hyde for the 2024 season.

Hyde was a cap casualty for the Bills earlier this offseason. The two-time second-team All-Pro started 95 games for the Bills from 2017 to 2023, nabbing 16 interceptions and notching 298 total tackles. According to Beane, Hyde hasn't decided whether or not he intends to play this coming season. He's set to turn 34 this December.

Hyde has been a crucial piece of an era of defensive dominance for the Bills: They've finished fourth or better in points allowed in four of the past five seasons. A return from Hyde would give the Bills some stability and continuity in their defensive backfield, but 2024 is still beginning to feel like the turning of a page for the team: They've already lost four key players in safety Jordan Poyer, edge rusher Leonard Floyd, linebacker Tyler Dodson, and defensive back Dane Jackson. For better or worse, the Bills defense will look a lot different this coming season.

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