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Bills, Jairus Byrd expected to meet in Indianapolis on new contract

Rishard Mathews, Jarius Byrd AP

After purging several veterans from their roster this month, the Buffalo Bills appear set on trying to keep at least one in town for next season.

Per John Wawrow of the Associated Press, the Bills are expected to meet with Byrd at the NFL combine in Indianapolis to discuss a possible new contract to remain in Buffalo.

The second-team All-Pro is expected to become an unrestricted free agent on March 12. Per Wawrow, the Bills have not yet had any formal negotiations on a new deal with Byrd and the team has not yet discussed whether to place the franchise tag on him either.

The franchise tag designation would guarantee Byrd somewhere in the neighborhood of $6 million for next season if the Bills elected to use it.

Byrd started all 16 games for Buffalo this season. He made 76 tackles with five interceptions and four forced fumble for the Bills.

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16 Responses to “Bills, Jairus Byrd expected to meet in Indianapolis on new contract”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 19, 2013 12:25 AM

    Byrd is pecking the Bills for more food.

  2. mackcarrington says: Feb 19, 2013 12:35 AM

    I don’t think there is any doubt the Bills will keep Byrd & Levitre. Besides Spiller and Johnson, those are their best 2 young players that have already shown more than simply potential.

  3. postaldude2012 says: Feb 19, 2013 12:36 AM

    Gotta get this deal done!

  4. buffalobills716 says: Feb 19, 2013 1:47 AM

    Get their fans favorite Jairus Byrd sign Budd Nix,to a seven or eight years contract…. #Byrd the word

  5. vikingsgohard says: Feb 19, 2013 2:59 AM

    Why can’t the media leave this alone?…. It’s not news anymore until something actually happens

  6. EJ says: Feb 19, 2013 6:22 AM

    Get it done! Soon!

  7. ihatethejets23 says: Feb 19, 2013 6:50 AM

    This should be a no brainer. Sign him long term immediately.

  8. manuich1 says: Feb 19, 2013 8:19 AM

    Byrd started all 16 games for Buffalo this season. He made 76 tackles with 5 interceptions and four forced fumble for the Bills.

    Sean Smith has 5 career INT’s, this guy is worth a big contract. Take some notes Sean Smith, play like this and you’ll get paid…..

  9. tbred2328 says: Feb 19, 2013 8:26 AM

    I would love to see the Bengals try and make a push for Jairus. The Bengals need a Safety bad. Good ole’ Mikey Boy (Mike Brown) won’t even consider it though. Even with them being $55 mill under the cap.

  10. chucksports says: Feb 19, 2013 9:00 AM

    Keep the man in buffalo!!!

  11. FinFan68 says: Feb 19, 2013 9:03 AM

    I’d they don’t tag him or sign him before free agency they will lose him. The tag at around $6M is a no brainer.

  12. louiebills says: Feb 19, 2013 9:22 AM

    Pay the man!! He’s one of the few bright spots of our team!!!

  13. andrewfbrowne says: Feb 19, 2013 9:24 AM

    He will be looking for Weddle money as he should. Very good player on a bad team. Does his father proud.

  14. jcheng9999 says: Feb 19, 2013 9:36 AM

    Lock him up and tag Levitre.

  15. truebuffalo says: Feb 19, 2013 10:20 AM

    Six years for 34.5 million with 17 million guaranteed. This has to get done! We can’t lose the Byrd man, hes been the focal point on this defense since being drafted. I have a feeling Levitre ends up walking though, I just don’t think he wants to be a Buffalo Bill. Although I think Levitre is worth no more than six mill a year… He can get top five guard money on the market.

  16. rabidbillsfan says: Feb 19, 2013 3:59 PM

    @jcheng

    Actually, if we’re using the tag, I’d rather see Bryd get it. Levitre will get Tackle money on the tag, but it had better not even get to that point.

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