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The Buffalo Bills have retained the rights to safety Jairus Byrd by placing a franchise tag on him before he was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent.
In making the move Friday, the Bills have essentially offered Byrd a one-year contract worth $6.9 million.
Byrd isn't required to accept the offer, and he's also not prevented from negotiating with other teams. The Bills, however, will have the right to match any offers made to Byrd.
Byrd's agent, Eugene Parker, told The Associated Press it's too early to determine the next step for his client.
A 2009 second-round draft pick out of Oregon, Byrd has 57 starts in 62 career games. He has 18 career interceptions, including five last season. That total tied for most among AFC players.
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According to the Associated Press, the Buffalo Bills plan on holding contract talks with safety Jairus Byrd at the NFL Scouting Combine this week in an attempt to sign him to extension.
The person said the two sides are expected to meet at the weeklong NFL combine at Indianapolis, which opens on Wednesday. The person also said there have previously been no formal negotiations between...
The Buffalo Bills have committed to part ways with a handful of veterans, via either a release or a decision to not re-sign them.Safety Jairus Byrd isn't in that group. Buffalo plans to hold contract talks with Byrd, who is slated to hit free agency in March, during the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis later this week and weekend, according to the Associated Press.The AP...
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Jackson will have an opportunity to earn another $2.25
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