Bills’ Micah Hyde will not play vs. Bengals in Divisional round

No Micah Hyde just yet for the Buffalo Bills.

Head coach Sean McDermott announced on Monday that Hyde will not return to the lineup in the Divisional round against the Cincinnati Bengals.

“He’s not going to see action in this game,” McDermott said via video conference.

Last week, Buffalo designated Hyde to return from injured reserve. Hyde was originally injured back in Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans. He sustained a neck injury which was thought to be season ending.

Over the past few weeks, Hyde had been spotted doing light workouts on the side of practice which fueled speculation that he could return in the playoffs.

If that does hold true, it won’t be the case until the AFC Championship game, at the earliest.

When Hyde was designated to return, McDermott immediately updated that he would not play in the Wild-Card round. The team is taking the same approach this upcoming week, quickly shooting down any speculation of his return.

Without Hyde and Damar Hamlin, the Bills turned the safety position next to Jordan Poyer over to Dean Marlowe against the Miami Dolphins.

Marlowe, who previously was Buffalo’s No. 3 safety behind the likes of Hyde and Jordan Poyer, was re-acquired at the 2022 NFL trade deadline.

That move paid dividends as Marlowe notched an interception against the Dolphins in a close 34-31 win.

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Story originally appeared on Bills Wire