After weeks on the sideline as he nursed a foot injury, Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd is finally expected to make his season debut on Sunday when the Buffalo Bills play host to the Cincinnati Bengals. Bills head coach Doug Marrone confirmed the news during his weekly press conference.
“We expect him to be able to play,” Marrone said, via ESPN. “I’m really excited to see him back out there.”
The Bills secondary has been hit hard this season with injuries, so having Byrd back on the field will be a very welcomed addition to the defensive backfield.
There is the possibility that the next few weeks could be an audition for Byrd, who has reportedly been on the trading block.
Of course, Bills CEO Russ Brandon did his best to quiet the rumors, but the move to part ways with the disgruntled safety would make some sense.
“I don’t know where these reports come from,” Brandon said. “We are not actively seeking a deal. It’s the very same situation we talked about a month ago. It’s not a topic of conversation in our building.”
Byrd is ready to get back on the field and put the past behind him, so we may see an extra motivated player looking to make some big plays as the Bills fight to knock off Andy Dalton and company.