NFL Free Agent Rumors: Bills Could Target S Louis Delmas

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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  • Jeff Rumbaugh

    I’d love to see Byrd resigned and given the cash he deserves… but if that can’t happen… I could definitely see this happening.

    • Mike Straw Jr.

      To me, Byrd is the no. 1 priority.

  • Paul Kawalerski

    Coming to Buffalo would make great sense, especially if the contract negotiations are going nowhere. And with Byrd’s manager having a reputation for being an A-Hole, it is unlikely they are going to accept anything but the top salary in the league. And quite frankly, If we could land Delmas, I would be happy to see Byrd walk; given last year’s holdout and “Injury” for the first 5 games. Jairus is great player, but I don’t believe he is the best safety in the league. But, I’m sure someone will pay him like he is. Delmas’ connection with Schwartz would add to intrigue. Plus, we would probably save some cap space. It’s a win-win.

  • Jack Best

    I think we should offer Byrd a deal at around 9 mil a year and if he says no we bring Delmar in to work with Arron Williams .we will be able to spend that Byrd money on a couple of good offensive lineman .

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