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Jairus Byrd won’t comment on Mike Pettine’ departure


The Buffalo Bills and safety Jairus Byrd had a rough summer, when Bills gave Byrd the franchise tag and there was the ensuing contract struggle. He is a pending free agent again this spring, and his contract status is up in the air and his defensive coordinator, Mike Pettine, has left for the Cleveland Browns head coaching job.

A reporter tried to ask Byrd about his feelings regarding Pettine’s departure, but Byrd wasn’t taking the bait.

From Tim Graham of the Buffalo News:

Graham:  “What was your gut reaction to hearing Pettine had gotten the Browns job?”

Byrd: “I’d really rather not answer that.”

Graham:  “You’re entering your sixth season, and the Bills will have their fifth defensive coordinator. What are your thoughts on that?”

Byrd [laughing]:  “Same as the last one. I won’t answer that one.”

Graham:  “How will Pettine’s departure impact the likelihood you’ll return to the Bills?”

Byrd [laughing harder]: “You’re oh for three.”

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