Buffalo Bills Don’t Expect Jairus Byrd At Minicamp

Dec 24, 2011; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills free safety Jairus Byrd (31) intercepts a pass from Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (not pictured) and runs it back for a touchdown during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd has yet to sign his franchise tender since being unwillingly slapped with the tag in March, so it should come as no surprise that the team does not anticipate that he will be in attendance and participating for this week’s mandatory minicamps. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com confirmed that Byrd would be a no-show for the workouts:

Because he has not yet signed the franchise tender, there is still hope for Byrd that he could agree to a long-term deal with Buffalo. Of course, the chances are very slim that it would go down like that, but in the case there are miracle discussions he will have until July 15 to sign a multi-year extension. After that, it is franchise tag or bust.

Denver Broncos offensive tackle Ryan Clady is the only player other than Byrd who has yet to sign his franchise tag.

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