Found July 24, 2013 on Football and Futbol:
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The Buffalo Bills should have signed Jairus Byrd to a long-term contract. There are only a few players to build the defense around are Mario Williams and Jairus Byrd. The Bills appears to have a decent core but many are coming off a sub-par year. The front seven struggled last year. Buffalo really needs Byrd’s play making ability. However since no long-term contract has been signed. Are the Bills looking to trade Jairus for draft picks or another player that is signed to a multi year deal? Maybe they are considering another veteran QB to play behind Kevin Kolb. The Bills did use two draft picks in the 2013 draft the 105th and the 143rd overall picks on safeties. Bills also have two potential veterans that could be in the mix for a starting safety job. It will be up to Doug Whaley the new General Manager to make the call. Did the Bills lose the chance to sign Jairus to a long- term deal? The Dallas Cowboys and NY Giants could be suitors for Jairus Byrd. Which means the chances of the Bills losing Jairus when he hits the open market is almost a certainty that the Bills will lose him to another team. That kind of makes trading Jairus Byrd the only option and then try to either get draft picks or players in return. Here are some players that could fill-in for Jairus. Rookies Duke Williams 6ft 190lb Nevada 105th pick of the 2013 draft. He was a member of the 4×100 relay team that broke the record, three-sport letterman. Career- Tackles-291 TFL-14.5. Duke maybe a strong candidate to move into Jairus spot if a trade happens. Jonathan Meeks 6ft 1in 210lb 4.55sp Clemson. Drafted 143rd overall in the 2013 draft. Career- Tackles-157 TFL-2 INT-7 QP-4 PD-13 FF-2 Started 24 of 50 games he played in had 1,889 snaps in career. Another strong candidate. Veterans in the hunt for Jairus Byrd job if a trade happens. Aaron Williams 6ft 199lb Texas Career- Tackles-64 Solo-51 Ast-12 PD-13 INT-1 FF-1 Aaron has struggled in pass coverage as a cornerback he moved to safety the last few games of last season. The move to safety for Aaron should be a permanent one and fans hope he would thrive in the new position. DaNorris Searcy 5ft 11in 216lb North Carolina Career- Tackles- 73 Solo-52 PD-2 FF-2 INT-1 Another veteran that’s in the mix for a starting position. Jairus Byrd 5ft 10lb 203lb Oregon Career- Tackles- 308 Solo – 223 Ast – 85 Sacks-2 PD-27 INT-18 FF-10 FR-5 the numbers put up by Jairus will be hard to match especially the interceptions. We will have to see what happens during training camp. I think most fans are going to wish the long-term contract was signed last month. The upside the Buffalo Bills will have depth at the safety position after drafting two in the 2013 draft.
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