Despite the injury, Hyde seems like a good bet to play Sunday against the Packers after beginning the week on the practice field. After an All-Pro season, Hyde is off to a slower start in 2018 with 14 tackles, a pass breakup and no turnovers or sacks through three games.
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 was placed in the NFL's concussion protocol after exiting Sunday's 10-3 wild-card loss to the Jaguars, The Buffalo News reports.
Hyde departed in the first half to be evaluated for a concussion and didn't return, with the Bills' training staff having evidently determined that the safety did in fact suffer a head injury. It's expected that Hyde will be ready to go in time for training camp in the summer, but it's less certain if he'll be able to clear the protocol in time to make his first career Pro Bowl appearance Jan. 28.
Hyde is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Jaguars after suffering a head injury, Kimberley A. Martin of the Washington Post reports.
Hyde will be subject to the league's concussion protocol before potentially returning to Sunday's tilt. Shamarko Thomas figures to see an increased role at strong safety during Hyde's absence.
Hyde tallied 12 tackles and a pass defensed in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.
Chasing the NFL's best offense's players around the field all day will do the trick for an active safety like Hyde, who now sits in the top 10 in standard IDP scoring along with teammate and fellow safety Jordan Poyer. With 59 tackles, Hyde will pass his career high of 60 this week, and he's already produced career highs in passes defensed (10) and interceptions (5) in just 12 games. Hyde has certainly upgraded the secondary in his first season as a Bill.
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