Considerable animosity remains between Jairus Byrd and Buffalo Bills

Nov. 15, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills free safety Jairus Byrd (31) recovers a fumble during the first half against the Miami Dolphins at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

According to the Buffalo News, there may be some considerable animosity that remains between free safety Jairus Byrd and the Buffalo Bills.

After recently signing his one year franchise tender, Jairus Byrd may be looking to get out of Buffalo either this season or next. If the Bills do in fact trade the free safety, they could get a valuable package in return for him.

Byrd wanted to become the highest paid free safety in the game but that didn’t happen this season. You figured the problems would go away once a deal of some sort was gone but that isn’t the case. Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday that ill will remains between Byrd and the Buffalo Bills.

Now Byrd isn’t demanding a trade, but he could be open to one and go to a team who could give him the deal he’s looking for.

This could be an issue that carries on through the entire season until a new deal is agree’d too or the free safety is moved to another team.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Topics: Buffalo Bills, Jairus Byrd

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  • NWBill

    I say trade him at mid-season, and make sure you get value (a 1st rounder for a Pro Bowl player is fair to me) for him. He’ll be thinking all year about getting out sooner or later, so he’ll play to the max in order to look good for the next contract. Fine. Get the most out of him, and then halfway through the season, have Whaley start picking up the phone and making calls. SOMEONE’S gonna want Byrd – it’s just a question of timing, and the right team with the willingness to give the Bills what they ought to get for him. I’m sure Doug Whaley’s up to the task …. and I’m also sure that, given the new direction Buffalo’s started this offseason, Jairus is going to regret not being willing to sign long-term with this team.

    • David Alejandro Miniel

      A first rounder could happen, but look at what the Chicago Bears did with Miami. They traded a third round pick for Brandon Marshall and he is a 4x Pro Bowler.

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