Micah Hyde, former safety for the Iowa Hawkeyes, is returning from IR and is now in the 21-day time frame to be activated to the 53-man roster. Due to a neck injury, Hyde has been on IR since September 24 and had to undergo surgery in October, but the Buffalo Bills activated his practice window Wednesday.

Hyde is a two-time Pro Bowler who will have an immediate impact when healthy enough to play. He will be monitored week to week during practice within the designated 3-week period.

During the 2021 season, Hyde recorded 74 total tackles, 49 solo tackles, 1 sack and 5 interceptions. He’s an NFL veteran with a total of 10 seasons spent in the league.

Hyde was recruited as a 2-star dual-threat quarterback coming out of high school and received scholarship offers from several schools including Iowa, Ball State, and Ohio. Ultimately he would become a Hawkeye and play on a defense that ended up having 11 players drafted.

For his 2021 performance, Hyde was named a 2nd team All-Pro and likely would have had another outstanding year for Buffalo.