The Buffalo Bills have a major decision to make in the offseason in regards to top safety Jairus Byrd. Byrd is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March, and will likely command one of the highest salaries for a defensive back in NFL history.
With the possibility of Byrd not being a Bill at the start of the season staring the organization right in the face, the team has to have a contingency plan in place if the time comes to have to replace the three-time All-Pro safety. One of the players that could be on the list for the Bills is S Louis Delmas who was cut on Thursday by the Detroit Lions in a move to free up cap space.
As Joe Buscaglia of WGR550AM-Buffalo aptly stated, with the Lions cutting Delmas, and Delmas’ connections to new Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, the former pro bowler would be a candidate to replace Byrd should the team and player not come to a long-term contract agreement.
NFL Free Agency officially begins at 4:00pm on March 11.
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