Last offseason, the Buffalo Bills and safety Jairus Byrd failed to reach a long-term contract agreement so they will be looking to work things out this offseason and agree to terms. Despite the belief that Byrd was likely not going to return to Buffalo after his holdout to start the year, Bills General Manager Doug Whaley said that he and CEO Russ Brandon are going to work on bringing Byrd back.
“We’ve had a conversation — myself and Russ — sat and talked to Jairus, and we’re gonna make an offer to the guy and we’re gonna try to keep him,” Whaley said, via WGR550.com. “We’re gonna try to the best of abilities because we’re in the business of collecting good players and he’s a good player.”
Byrd believes that he should be among the highest paid safeties in the league, but this year he was slowed down by a foot injury and he will likely not get the amount of money he is looking for.
Whether or not that leads to complicated negotiations again remains to be seen, but Buffalo is willing to work things out and keep their secondary intact.