Micah Hyde signs two-year extension with Bills

The veteran safety will remain in Buffalo through the 2023 season

The Buffalo Bills have signed safety Micah Hyde to a two-year contract extension, the team announced on Friday.

Hyde had one year remaining on his old deal, which means the new contract will keep him with the club through the 2023 season.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Hyde will be getting a little less than $20 million total over the next two seasons, but will not have much of a change this season when he's scheduled to count $6.7 million on the salary cap.

Hyde signed as a free agent with the Bills prior to the 2017 season, right after Sean McDermott was hired as head coach. He's been an extremely consistent and reliable player throughout his four seasons in Buffalo, playing 67 of a possible 69 regular season and playoff games, collecting 282 total tackles, five tackles for loss, and nine interceptions. He was voted to the Pro Bowl following the 2017 season.

Hyde's also been used as a punt returner, averaging 7.3 yards per-return, and also returned an onside kick attempt 47 yards for a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in 2019.

Along with Jordan Poyer, the two have formed one of the best safety tandems in the NFL over the past four seasons. Poyer signed a two-year contract extension last offseason, keeping him in Buffalo through 2022.

Cornerback Tre'Davious White also signed an extension last year through the 2025 season. So the Bills now have their top-three defensive backs all under contract at the same time for at least two more seasons.

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