Micah Hyde not expecting back issue to stand in the way of playing Monday

Bills Safety Micah Hyde brushed off any possibility that a recent back issue would sideline him on Monday night in the team’s season opener against the Jets.

“No” he said when asked if this would stand in the way of him playing.

Hyde hasn’t played since a season-ending neck injury last year during Week 2’s game against the Tennessee Titans. However, he revealed he was cleared for what could’ve been the AFC Championship game against the Chiefs had Buffalo won the week before against Cincinnati.

With that not happening, his return would have to wait until this upcoming season.

“I feel great,” Hyde said after Thursday’s practice. “It felt great to be out there doing a little more than yesterday.”

Hyde, 32, was a limited participant in Wednesday and was seen working with the training staff off to the side.