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Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd would seem a logical candidate for the franchise tag, but the team is expected to hold talks with the free agent next week about a long-term contract extension, according to the Associated Press. The Bills released safety George Wilson and linebacker Nick Barnett last week. They’re expected to use these now freed up resources to make a push to sign Byrd. If negotiations are unproductive, Buffalo is still expected to use the franchise tender on the safety. Buffalo has until March 4 to decide whether or not to tag Byrd. If they do, they’d be paying the 26-year-old between $5.8 and $6.8 million for next season. If the club is able to sign Byrd to an extension, it could then look to potentially use its franchise tag on another free agent, such as guard Andy Levitre. Last season for the Bills, Byrd accounted for 76 tackles, five interceptions and four forced fumbles last season. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy football advice?
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