Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd is set to become one of the top available free agents in March, but the team is going to attempt last minute contract negotiations before the free agency period is set to open.
With the differences that the Bills and Byrd have had in the past, it seems unlikely that they would agree to a deal. However, they seem to be making some progress.
From Tim Graham of the Buffalo News:
Two sources tell me Bills/Jairus Byrd contract talks have been pleasant so far, a departure from last year at this time.
— Tim Graham (@ByTimGraham) February 28, 2014
Byrd is seeking a multi-year deal and would like to be one of the highest paid safeties in the league, so if Buffalo feels he is a key player in their defense that they cannot go on without they will need to open up the check book.
If the two sides cannot agree to a contract within the next few weeks, Byrd could be slapped with the franchise tag as the two teams continue to work out a deal.