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Bills sign safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer

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After cutting Aaron Williams earlier in the day, the Bills have replaced him and then some.

The team announced they had signed Micah Hyde from the Packers and Jordan Poyer from the Browns.

Hyde is a versatile player who was used in multiple ways in Green Bay, including as a slot corner.

The Bills also announced the additions of offensive lineman Vladimir Ducasse, fullback Patrick DiMarco and kicker Steven Hauschka, as they build their team from the fringes.

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30 Responses to “Bills sign safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer”
  1. packsupersoldier says: Mar 9, 2017 4:41 PM

    Green Bay should’ve resigned Hyde instead of getting into a ridiculous bidding war for a guard.

  2. ruffbufffire says: Mar 9, 2017 4:42 PM

    Bils doing there thing

  3. tjacks7 says: Mar 9, 2017 4:43 PM

    Hyde is a good get for the Bills. Will probably take a while to get the stink of all of those playoff chokes to go away but he’ll bounce back.

  4. magnusthe1st says: Mar 9, 2017 4:43 PM

    Great job, Packers. You let one of the few defensive players that actually did his job this year get away.

  5. theravishingrachelnichols says: Mar 9, 2017 4:44 PM

    King Ugly keeps finding work, good for him.

  6. questionableopinion says: Mar 9, 2017 4:45 PM

    I am so very disappointed the Packers lost Hyde. He is really good. I hope the Browns paid him some ridiculous amount of money.

  7. brettfavreisapacker4ever says: Mar 9, 2017 4:47 PM

    The Bills get a damn good player in Hyde. He was soooo versatile for the Pack. Adios Amigo. Wished you would have stayed.

  8. rabidbillsfan says: Mar 9, 2017 4:48 PM

    Oooooo, I like this one. Micah Hyde is really versatile, while not in the same tier as A. Williams, he will help solidify the secondary on passing downs. I like the moves so far. Nothing really splashy, but that’s to be expected as the team is talented, but has underperformed. I’d like some more proven talent at he CB position, but maybe Kevon Seymour can thrive in McDermotts system making it a secondary(punny) need.

  9. joetoronto says: Mar 9, 2017 4:55 PM

    Can either one of them throw the ball?

  10. milkcan44 says: Mar 9, 2017 4:55 PM

    Packers must be rolling dice that Brice and Evans are ready.

  11. philcodean says: Mar 9, 2017 5:00 PM

    Soldier on:
    Green Bay should’ve resigned Hyde instead of getting into a ridiculous bidding war for a guard.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    You protect the franchise.

  12. flyinghighphil says: Mar 9, 2017 5:05 PM

    Glad to see an ex Hawk Eye get out of Green Bay . Over rated team headed on way down.

  13. shaggytoodle says: Mar 9, 2017 5:05 PM

    I liked Hyde, I don’t know how much he signed for, but he probably wanted an chance to start more consistently, instead of being a slot/reserve safety, which is likely what he would have been continuing to do GB.

  14. mnrasslinggovjesse says: Mar 9, 2017 5:05 PM

    Hate to see Hyde go. Not real fast, but he’s smart and always gives 100%. Thanks to him and good luck.

  15. irishgary says: Mar 9, 2017 5:06 PM

    @tjacks7

    Yeah hyde won’t have to worry about the playoffs in Buffalo, it would be the same if he had gone to the Vikings.

    Hate to see him leave Green Bay

  16. purpleguy says: Mar 9, 2017 5:09 PM

    Thought Hyde looked pretty good during the Pack playoff run.

  17. Bluestree says: Mar 9, 2017 5:13 PM

    Best of luck to Hyde. A solid guy. But Kentrell Brice looked good on the cheap. Likely see more of Morgan Burnett playing slot/hybrid safety linebacker role.

  18. judsonjr says: Mar 9, 2017 5:16 PM

    Man was hoping they could keep Hyde for his versatility. I will say that opinions of Hyde in GB seemed all over the place.

    For a good portion of his tenure there were people bemoaning how bad he was, and I never felt he was that bad, he seemed pretty solid.

    With some clutch plays late this year, many people have gone the other way with how great he is. I mean he did have some big games, but he also had games where he had all kinds of trouble covering a TE.

  19. elevandoo says: Mar 9, 2017 5:20 PM

    Somewhere rex is shaking his head in amazement – watching the bills win the offseason for the second year in a row. Wasnt an easy feat for the ryan bros, congrats to new mgmt for not tip toeing through the offseason.

  20. jbvikes says: Mar 9, 2017 5:21 PM

    At least the nightlife in Buffalo will be more enjoyable for Hyde than the Applebee’s in GB!

  21. wrm1230 says: Mar 9, 2017 5:54 PM

    Sorry folks but there is one glaring thing Hyde cannot do….RUN. He’s slow and will only get slower. Versatile, sure, but a jack of all trades and master of none should NEVER be a free agent target on Day 1. That’s why the Packers are the Packers and the Bills are, ahem….the Bills.

  22. bigdaddyrockytop says: Mar 9, 2017 5:54 PM

    Not a huge loss for green bay. He lacks speed. The packers need more speed. Wish him well.

  23. joetoronto says: Mar 9, 2017 6:00 PM

    jbvikes says:
    Mar 9, 2017 5:21 PM
    At least the nightlife in Buffalo will be more enjoyable for Hyde than the Applebee’s in GB!
    *******************************************
    You obviously haven’t been to Buffalo.

  24. cribbage12 says: Mar 9, 2017 6:26 PM

    packsupersoldier says:
    Mar 9, 2017 4:41 PM
    Green Bay should’ve resigned Hyde instead of getting into a ridiculous bidding war for a guard.

    ////////

    As a fellow Packers fan I have to disagree. I liked Hyde as much as the next guy but 5 years for $30M is WAY too expensive. I don’t blame Micah. But remember as a draft and develop team the UDFAs Brice, Hawkins and Dirkeant all have speed and saw playing time. They’re arrows are pointing up and it’s up to them and the coaching staff now.

  25. jimmyjohns01 says: Mar 9, 2017 6:26 PM

    The TT way…draft, develop, then let them walk.

  26. cribbage12 says: Mar 9, 2017 6:29 PM

    And remember, comp picks are heavily weighted to contracts and are now tradeable. Give this some time. Same if Lang walks too.

  27. shaggytoodle says: Mar 9, 2017 11:12 PM

    jbvikes says:
    Mar 9, 2017 5:21 PM
    At least the nightlife in Buffalo will be more enjoyable for Hyde than the Applebee’s in GB!
    _____________________

    I hope so, because he will have plenty of time to enjoy it too, I don’t blame him, a better chance to show his skillset, start regularly, and possibly get that bigger contract in a few years.

    Everyone likes giving TT and MM grief, but the players they drafted and developed had quite a good first day of FA today.

  28. shlort says: Mar 10, 2017 8:00 AM

    Hyde is no better than average. Why people think he is great is debatable, but he isn’t a top tier guy. He can easily be replaced and the Packers can’t afford to overpay everyone on their roster. Teams do it and those that do are horrible every year. Take the bills as an example. Then take a look at Cleveland. Pay top dollar for par talent and wonder why the team can’t manage success.

  29. billswillnevermove says: Mar 10, 2017 8:32 AM

    joetoronto says:
    Mar 9, 2017 4:55 PM

    Can either one of them throw the ball?
    __________________________________
    We know for sure you can’t, in fact you can’t do anything.

  30. billswillnevermove says: Mar 10, 2017 9:39 AM

    joetoronto says:
    Mar 9, 2017 6:00 PM

    jbvikes says:
    Mar 9, 2017 5:21 PM
    At least the nightlife in Buffalo will be more enjoyable for Hyde than the Applebee’s in GB!
    *******************************************
    You obviously haven’t been to Buffalo.
    __________________________________
    You don’t know anything about Buffalo you Canadian Turd.

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