Nov 17, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills free safety Jairus Byrd (31) celebrates his first half interception against the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency: Will the Buffalo Bills use the franchise tag on Jairus Byrd again?

Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd may be facing another franchise tag off-season in hopes of receiving a long-term contract this time around. This year the franchise tag will cost the Buffalo Bills a guaranteed $8.2 million according to Buffalo News.

It isn’t officially set in stone yet whether the team will use the franchise tag on him, but I’m sure they would love another shot at it. Last year during the off-season Byrd was looking to become the highest paid safety in football today, possibly in the history of the league. But nothing came out of it.

He entered the 2013 season with 76 tackles and five interceptions under his belt from 2012. This year he finished with 48 combined tackles, one sack and four interceptions. I know the Bills don’t want to let him walk away that easily, but do they really want to throw out the type of money that he’s looking for?

Not exactly sure what the exact number is, but it has to be high if he’s looking to be the richest safety in the league.

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