Oct 9, 2011; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive back Jarius Byrd (31) reacts after a play against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first quarter at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Jairus Byrd says he did not request Buffalo Bills trade him, though is open to being moved

After signing a franchise tender deal this offseason, Jairus Byrd might be playing his final season with the Buffalo Bills.

Reports leaked earlier this week that Byrd had requested a trade from the Bills, though, that report was apparently untrue. However, Byrd is open to being moved though will not request it.

Per CBS Sports:

Contrary to a report, Bills safety Jairus Byrd has not requested a trade, but, according to a source close to the situation, he would welcome a change of scenery at this point as he plays out the 2013 season on the franchise tag. Sources said the Bills sought further clarity from the NFL about his status, inquiring as to whether, if he were traded, if a new team could possibly alter his contract.

Unfortunately for Byrd, given his contractual situation a trade will not be easy considering he’ll be nothing more than a rental and due for a hefty raise unless he was franchised again, which would be a 20% raise in itself.

The Bills’ safety has been ruled out for today’s game against the New England Patriots, for what it’s worth, due to injury.

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