June 15, 2024

Free-agent safety Micah Hyde has expressed a desire to return to the Buffalo Bills for the 2024 season. The Bills have released several veteran players this offseason to manage salary cap space and bring in new talent through the 2024 NFL Draft. Despite these changes, Hyde remains a free agent after spending the last seven seasons with the Bills.

Hyde, an 11-year NFL veteran, hopes to play another season with Buffalo. At his charity softball game on Sunday, he told WIVB 4, “I just want to be healthy. I’m enjoying time with my family, but if I get the chance to return to the field, I’d love it to be with this team and these fans. It would mean the world to my family and me. But it’s still a long way off. I’ve had a few mornings with a sore neck recently.”

Hyde, 33, became a free agent after a season in which he played 14 games, helping the Bills recover from a slow start to reach the AFC Divisional Round. He participated in 92% of the defensive snaps, making 54 tackles and two interceptions for a defense that ranked fourth in scoring in 2023.

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If Hyde returns to the Bills, he will no longer play alongside his longtime safety partner Jordan Poyer, who was released in March and signed with the Miami Dolphins. However, Poyer joined Hyde on Sunday for the charity softball game, which raised over $625,000 for Hyde’s Imagine for Youth Foundation. Other Bills players, including Josh Allen, Mitchell Trubisky, Dion Dawkins, A.J. Epenesa, Terrel Bernard, and Damar Hamlin, also attended.

At the event’s conclusion, Allen led a chant of “One more year” for Hyde’s return to Buffalo, to which Hyde responded, “We’ll have the softball game one more time.”

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