The team conditioning work that’s starting Tuesday in Buffalo is voluntary.
So it’s no surprise Bills safety Jarius Byrd is opting to not attend the workouts, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Byrd’s one of two unsigned franchise-tag recipients this offseason, along with Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady. And since Byrd hasn’t signed his $6.9 million contract, he’s apparently not going to be making any of the voluntary sessions until he gets a new long-term deal.
Six of the eight players who were tagged this offseason signed their deals, guaranteeing their (large) salaries in a year when the free agent market failed to live up to expectations for most. Since he’s not under contract, the only interesting part will be what happens when the Bills convene a mandatory minicamp in June.