The Bills have signed Hyde, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports. This is a good signing as well as a need signing by the Bills, as the team doesn't have much left in the secondary following the first round of offseason changes. Hyde's signing might allow the Bills to focus more on corner and receiver in the first few rounds of the draft, while the former Packer should be expected to start from Day 1. The Bills also get quite a bit more durability in Hyde compared to the recently released Aaron Williams (neck), as Hyde's only missed one regular-season game in his pro career.
Hyde (shoulder), an unrestricted free agent, is healthy and ready to hit the free-agent market, ESPN reports. Hyde was unable to finish the NFC championship game due to an unspecified shoulder injury. Now fully recovered, the versatile defensive back is expected to be in line for a significant payday once free agency opens Thursday.
Hyde injured his shoulder during the first half of Sunday's NFC championship game against the Falcons and his return is questionable. The Packers' secondary struggles continue, while they hope Hyde will be able to return in the second half.
Hyde made four tackles (all solo), recorded a sack, and intercepted a pass in Sunday's playoff victory over the Cowboys. Hyde played every defensive snap in Sunday's game, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, and he made a number of key plays in the Packers' victory. Expect him to continue playing a prominent role for the Packers' defense the rest of the way.
Hyde tallied his third interception in four games to go along with three tackles in Sunday's win over the Lions. Hyde has had a late season surge, recording an interception against the Seahawks, Bears, and Lions. With Damarious Randall, Quinten Rollins, and Makinton Dorleant all questionable for Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Giants, Hyde will look help out by continuing his strong secondary play.