Found July 07, 2013 on This Given Sunday:
PLAYERS: Jairus Byrd
TEAMS: Buffalo Bills
Talks between safety Jairus Byrd and the Buffalo Bills are at a stalemate according to ESPN's James Walker. "All has been quiet on both sides with the deadline to negotiate an extension fast approaching," the report says. The deadline for signing players with the franchise tag to longer-term deals is July 15, just over a week away. Under the franchise tag, Byrd would be owed $6.9 million by the Bills, and of course, he would be free to shop himself around after the conclusion of the season. Over the course of his four seasons in the NFL, Byrd has intercepted 18 passes, made two Pro Bowls and played in all but two games for the Bills, all very impressive accomplishments in his still young career. At 26 years old, it would make sense for Byrd to holdout for the best possible deal the Bills could give him. Barring a terrible season, he'll demand top dollar as a safety in free agency, partially because of his performance and also due to his still young ...

Hittin’ the Links: Jairus Byrd Updates

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Chris Brown of believes it’s not out of the question to sign and then trade safety Jarisu Byrd who was hit with the franchise tag this offseason.  I don’t think we can rule out the potential of a sign and trade, but it should be noted that such an option does not exist as long as he has not signed his franchise tender. The Bills have traded a franchise-designated...

Bills Could Trade Jairus Byrd

Buffalo could look to shop safety Jairus Byrd in a sign and trade. SOURCE: Marc Sessler, NFL.comFantasy Spin:The Bills gave Byrd the franchise tag back in March but the two sides aren't close to reaching a long-term deal. Byrd, a former second-round pick out of the University of Oregon, led the team with five interceptions last season.

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Still No Progress Between The Bills & S Jairus Byrd

James Walker of reports that the Bills and S Jairus Byrd still haven’t made any progress towards a long-term contract extension that would prevent him from becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2014. Byrd, 26, received the Bills franchise tag, so Buffalo would have to be willing to pay him an additional 20 percent on top of the 2014 franchise total for safeties to use...

Report: No progress between the Bills, Jairus Byrd

Photo from According to James Walker of, the Buffalo Bills and safety Jairus Byrd haven’t made any progress towards a new contract. There has been no recent progress in the contract dispute between the Buffalo Bills and Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd,’s AFC East blog has learned. According to a league source, all has been quiet on both sides...

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Bills' Marcell Dareus wants to slim down a bit for training camp

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Report: Bills, Jairus Byrd don’t have any contract talks scheduled

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