Micah Hyde

If the Buffalo Bills go on to win Super Bowl LVII, they will do so without the services of venerable safety Micah Hyde.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Hyde’s agent, Jack Bechta, announced Hyde’s season-ending injury Saturday morning.

“Bills’ safety Micah Hyde will be put on [the injured reserve list] today due to his recent neck injury, as his agent, Jack Bechta, said,” Schefter tweeted. “‘Fortunately, we expect a healthy return for [Number 23] in 2023,’ Bechta tweeted.”

“[Hyde and cornerback Dane Jackson, who is also dealing with a neck injury] both seem to be moving around or walking around or in the building here,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said Friday, according to ESPN.

“And they’re in there going about their business, trying to improve each and every day. Obviously not going to make this game. Other than that, I don’t have anything else for you at this point. We’re just going to work with them on their cadence and their timing at this point.”

Hyde, who has suffered neck injuries in the past, finishes the season with seven tackles. Initially a fifth-round pick by the Green Bay Packers in the 2013 draft out of the University of Iowa, Hyde signed a five-year, $35 million contract with the Bills in 2017.

[ESPN]