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It was only a matter of time before Jairus Byrd signed his franchise tender for the 2013 season.
On Tuesday the 26-year-old Safety signed a one-year contract worth $6.916 million. Byrd and the Bills were unable to work out a long-term deal months ago and now Byrd will play on a one-year pact.
Byrd never intended to miss the season and had little to gain going forward now that he has managed to miss the first two preseason games. He should have no problem returning to the Bills defense.
One of the leagues play-makers on the defensive side of the ball, Byrd has forced seven fumbles and recorded eight interceptions over the last two seasons.
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Jairus Byrd has ended his holdout and agreed to a deal with the Buffalo Bills. See what will happen next with the safety.
Even though Bills safety Jairus Byrd signed his franchise tender, there’s some “ill will” between him and the Bills organization, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
There was also a rumor floating around that Byrd asked to be traded. That isn’t true, per Rapoport.
I don’t see things ending well with both sides. Byrd wants to be valued higher than what Buffalo...
Safety Jairus Byrd has arrived at the Buffalo Bills' facility, and will travel with the team for its preseason game at Washington on Saturday.
Byrd reported to the team Thursday evening, two days after the two-time Pro Bowl player signed his one-year, $6.9 million franchise tender. The Bills are scheduled to hold a walkthrough on Friday, before traveling to Washington.
Believe this: Jairus Byrd is not thrilled about returning to the Buffalo Bills on their terms.
There's no reason to doubt Byrd will enjoy playing football or that he'll bring the competitiveness that sent him to two Pro Bowls in his first four seasons. I'll be surprised if Byrd's first comments to reporters don't include flowery remarks about the Bills.
In granting the Buffalo Bills' request to have newly re-signed safety Jairus Byrd not count on their roster, the NFL limited the exemption only through the team's final two preseason games.
The ruling, announced by the league Wednesday, becomes the next step in clearing the way for the two-time Pro Bowl safety to open the season on the active roster.
Byrd, however, must...
The Buffalo Bills have announced that safety Jairus Byrd has signed his one year franchise tender.
There was no way Byrd was going to hold out into the regular season. He knows he has to play out this season. But by holding out until now he was able to skip training camp and reduce his chances of getting injured.
Now Byrd has to show the Bills he worth a big-time contract...
Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd signed his one-year franchise tender with the Buffalo Bills late Tuesday night.
Byrd 26 was designated the team’s franchise player March 1. The two sides however could not agree on a long-term contract by the July 15 deadline. That meant once that deadline passed Byrd could only sign for one year. The franchise tag for safeties calls for a guaranteed...
Bills GM Doug Whaley told reporters on Tuesday that there’s ”nothing new” regarding S Jairus Byrd’s holdout.
“We hope he gets in here before the season opener,” Whaley said, via the Buffalo News. “But only he can tell us on that one.”
Byrd, 26, received the team’s franchise tag back in March, but the deadline to workout a long-term deal has already passed. Byrd’s...
Buffalo Bills free safety, Jairus Byrd, stops giving the
Bills “the bird,” ends his lengthy holdout and soars back to Orchard Park and
into new Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine’s system.
Hanzus of NFL.com reports that the FS has signed a $6.9 million franchise
tender with a no-tag provision for 2014.
This means the Bills can franchise tag Byrd again next year...
The Buffalo Bills announced via Twitter that the team has finally signed their star free safety Jairus Byrd to his one-year franchise tender.
Earlier in the offseason the Bills had placed the franchise tag on Byrd and throughout the offseason they’ve been in talk about a contract extension. Byrd was speculated to be looking for top tier money, were the Bills thought what they were...
Jairus Byrd signed a one-year, 6.9 million dollar contract with the Buffalo Bills Tuesday, ending his holdout. Nfl.com reported that he will report to camp on Thursday, giving him about two and half weeks to prepare for the season under new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.
Byrd had 17 interceptions in his Duck career and was Defensive MVP of the 2008 Holiday Bowl victory over...
Buffalo’s best defensive playmaker is back.
Franchise player Jairus Byrd has signed his one-year franchise tag tender, and will report to the team this week.
BREAKING: #Bills have signed FS Jairus Byrd to a one-year franchise tender
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) August 21, 2013
Byrd had been holding out due to not being signed to a long-term contract before the July 15th deadline...