Originally written on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 7/1/12

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 18: Braylon Edwards #17 of the New York Jets is tackled by Ashlee Palmer #59 and Jairus Byrd #31 of the Buffalo Bills at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands on October 18, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Bills defeated the Jets 16-13 in overtime. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Jairus Byrd is arguably the Bills’ 2nd best defensive player (after 100 million dollar man Mario Williams) and he was ProFootballFocus’ 3rd rated safety last year, ahead of notables like Ed Reed and franchise players Michael Griffin, Dashon Goldson, and Tyvon Branch. Only Troy Polamalu and Adrian Wilson rated higher than him. However, the 2009 2nd round pick is unsigned after the 2012 season. The Bills are working on changing that. According to BuffaloBills.com, GM Buddy Nix is hopeful of signing Byrd to a long term contract and the two sides are currently in talks. You’d have to figure that the contracts of Eric Weddle (5 years, 40 million, 19 million guaranteed), Michael Huff (4 years, 32 million, 16 million guaranteed), and Michael Griffin (5 years, 35 million, 15 million guaranteed), as well as whatever Dashon Goldson and Tyvon Branch get, will be the starting points for negotiations. That means Byrd can reasonably expect something like 7-8 million per year over 4-5 years with 1...
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