REPORT: Buffalo Bills Unlikely To Keep Jairus Byrd

Jairus Byrd’s time as a member of the Buffalo Bills looks like it could be over.

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.

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.

According to Jeremy White of WGR550-AM Buffalo, the Bills aren’t close to a deal with their franchise safety, and don’t intend to use the franchise tag for the second year in a row on him. The deadline to tag him is 4pm on Monday.

Should they not tag him, Byrd will be able to begin negotiating with other teams starting March 8. He can then sign with any team he chooses beginning March 11.

This report stems from early ones that stated that the two sides were having “productive” meetings about a new contract. Still, Byrd wants to be paid like the top safety in the league while the Bills, apparently, don’t feel his is worth that money.

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