Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/15/13
The deadline for teams to reach agreement on multi-year deals with their franchise tagged  players came and went at 4 p.m. ET on Monday. Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd, who was the only player not sign his tender prior to the deadline, did not end up with a new deal for 2013. He is 1 of 7 franchised players who did not succeed in getting the deal they were negotiating for this offseason. Byrd is primed for a holdout and won’t accumulate any fines until the start of the season. According to Jeff Russo of WKBW, Byrd’s agent Eugene Parker had no comment on his client’s future plans. Bills general manager Doug Whaley made the following statement: “We worked very hard to come to a long-term agreement with Jairus, but unfortunately were unable to reach one before today’s deadline,” Whaley said in a statement. “Our attention will now be focused on a one-year agreement with him and on training camp with our continued efforts to prepare our team for the upcoming season,” via Profootballtalk.com.  
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