Hyde (concussion) said Tuesday that he didn't play in the Pro Bowl due to "another injury," Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports. "But I'm 100 percent now," Hyde added. During the Bills' wild-card loss at Jacksonville, Hyde entered the concussion protocol, but a head injury wasn't the reason he didn't appear in his first potential Pro Bowl. Since joining the Bills in March 2017, he tended to a hip issue in training camp and a knee concern at times during the regular season, so an array of injuries may have been the impetus for the absence. With his health restored, Hyde will aim to build upon a career campaign in which he posted 82 tackles and five interceptions while playing 96.1 percent of the team's defensive snaps.
Hyde, selected to his first Pro Bowl during a season in which he posted career highs in tackles (82), passes defensed (13) and interceptions (5), had to withdraw because he was still in the concussion protocol while taking his season-ending physical, Jadon Ceravalo of the Bills' official site reports. There haven't been any reported setbacks on Hyde in his concussion recovery, but by rule he was ineligible for the showcase event based on the timing between his injury in the Bills' playoff loss and the season's final medical check. We assume Hyde will be fine by the time spring practices roll around.
Hyde (knee) practiced fully Wednesday. The safety's full involvement in the first practice session of the week indicates he'll be ready to play Sunday against the Chiefs. Hyde hasn't forced any turnovers in the Bills' last three games, but hasn't been a total zero for IDP owners with 17 total tackles over that span.
Bills head coach Sean McDermott said that Hyde's knee checked out fine after the safety exited Sunday's 54-24 loss to the Chargers due to the injury, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports. Hyde's involvement in practice this week could still be limited as a result of the knee issue, but McDermott's comments suggest the 26-year-old will be back in action for the Week 12 matchup with the Chiefs. Prior to his departure Sunday, Hyde made four stops, tying for his worst mark in any contest since his zero-tackle performance in a Week 2 victory over the Panthers.
Hyde is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Chargers with a knee injury. Hyde was given the questionable designation after halftime, and could be held out if there is even slight concern given the 37-7 halftime deficit to the Chargers. Trae Elston has stepped in at strong safety in Hyde's absence.
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