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Nothing new to report on Jairus Byrd front

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There’s a pretty good chance that safety Jairus Byrd will sign his franchise tender and report to the Bills before the start of the regular season so that he can take home all $6.916 million he’s set to make under the terms of that tender. 

It doesn’t look like there’s much chance that he’ll be reporting any earlier than he needs to in order to get the money. General Manager Doug Whaley updated where things stand with Byrd, who can’t sign a long-term deal with the Bills until after the season, by saying that there’s no update at all. 

“Unfortunately, nothing new to report,” Whaley said, via Tim Graham of the Buffalo News. “We hope he gets in here before the season opener, but only he can tell us on that one.”

The Bills can’t sign Byrd beyond the 2013 season, but they could offer him more money or a promise not to use the franchise tag after next season in order to convince him to join the team. If they were going to do that, though, it stands to reason that they would have done it at a time when they could have gotten Byrd to join his teammates for most, if not all, of training camp and the preseason. 

 

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23 Responses to “Nothing new to report on Jairus Byrd front”
  1. unbiasfan says: Aug 20, 2013 2:36 PM

    Come to the Vikings, we’ll pay you the money you deserve

  2. footballradioshow says: Aug 20, 2013 2:36 PM

    Not a lot of jobs out there paying 6.19 million a year, take that cash dude!

  3. dspyank2k11 says: Aug 20, 2013 2:41 PM

    This is an agent issue.

    Oh well, he will be back or take a year off. No sweat off the Bills back. Im proud of the way Whaley has handled this. Putting players on notice.

  4. bmorepositive123 says: Aug 20, 2013 2:41 PM

    I wouldn’t show up a day early, either. One play and boom something could happen. Just look at Dustin Keller. Buffalos looking out for #1 and I have no problem with Byrd doing the same.

  5. GrossmanDaSexCannon says: Aug 20, 2013 2:42 PM

    unbiasfan says:
    Aug 20, 2013 2:36 PM
    Come to the Vikings, we’ll pay you the money you deserve
    ————————————

    Stop.
    You really think Buffalo is gonna shell out the big bucks? After this hype? He wants to be HIGHEST PAID SAFETY in the league. Is he good? Yeah, he’s incredible. But he only hits THIRD BEST in my eyes. And he’s on my home team and I’m comfortable saying that.

  6. unbiasfan says: Aug 20, 2013 2:44 PM

    I just can’t see him wanting to play for such a terrible franchise like the Bills, he would most likely sign a contract for half the price to join the Vikings

  7. jagwires says: Aug 20, 2013 3:11 PM

    I wouldn’t want to play in that frozen dump of a city either.

  8. corkspop says: Aug 20, 2013 3:13 PM

    Sorry to see that he’s going to miss the whole preseason. He hurts himself and the team. It would be a little different if there wasn’t a new coaching staff and new playbook. Just another diva who wants to show up only in time for the regular season.

  9. allnflfan says: Aug 20, 2013 3:20 PM

    Yeah, really great advice for your client, Eugene Parker. You’re a real genius. New coaches, new identity so, yeah, keep your client away from camp. He’s only going to make $6 plus million. You were what, $1 million apart on a long term deal? You failed your client mightily on this one. So, what now? He comes in to the team, out of game shape and out of practice, and winds up getting hurt. Then he goes on IR, forcing Buffalo to really look like idiots by offering a long term deal for 2014 going forward.

    When I’m an NFL GM, I will refuse to deal with Parker’s clients, no matter who they are. This is Jason Peters all over again. Buffalo should cut their loses and trade the guy for someone who actually is interested in playing football. That is the only way this ends well for the Bills.

  10. GrossmanDaSexCannon says: Aug 20, 2013 3:27 PM

    Jags and Vikings fans with hate towards Buffalo? Sounds like someone is jealous that we left the ‘have to call our starting RB our entire offense’ club and moved up to the ‘Finally have a competent QB’ lounge.

    Get over yourselves, if either one of you guys wanna pay him all that money go ahead. That worked real well for us when we paid Mario Williams.

  11. mickmoney says: Aug 20, 2013 3:29 PM

    @unbias
    He would have to play for the packers then on the downside of his career go play for the queens…also the bills are a historically better franchise then the queens so if he’s looking to move up he wouldn’t go wear purple.

  12. hottubtodd says: Aug 20, 2013 3:30 PM

    Yeah who wants to play in that frozen iceberg of a city for a team that is known for losing 4 Super Bowls when they could be playing in Minnesota

  13. GrossmanDaSexCannon says: Aug 20, 2013 3:31 PM

    allnflfan says:
    Aug 20, 2013 3:20 PM
    This is Jason Peters all over again. Buffalo should cut their loses and trade the guy for someone who actually is interested in playing football. That is the only way this ends well for the Bills.
    ——————————-
    Oh my god, I know. I am honestly glad you brought him up.

  14. rcali says: Aug 20, 2013 3:44 PM

    There is a truck load of players who wish they had the ability to avoid the pre-season who are now done for the season with injury. I kinda like this guy using the labor agreement in place and sticking it to the man. This is a lot different than a Darrell Mevis holdout.

  15. captbuff says: Aug 20, 2013 3:52 PM

    jagwires says:
    Aug 20, 2013 3:11 PM
    I wouldn’t want to play in that frozen dump of a city either.

    ——————

    Dude it’s almost time for the season to start. Better get back to covering seats so you can watch Gabbert on TV every week.

  16. captbuff says: Aug 20, 2013 3:54 PM

    unbiasfan says:
    Aug 20, 2013 2:44 PM
    I just can’t see him wanting to play for such a terrible franchise like the Bills, he would most likely sign a contract for half the price to join the Vikings

    ———–

    The Vikings? The Bills of the NFC. Except our version of AP is younger, hasn’t torn his ACL, and our QB at least has potential.

  17. picksix19 says: Aug 20, 2013 4:05 PM

    Come on home to San Diego Jairus, we love your Dad & we’ll love you too!!!

    Whatever you decide I’m a fan just b/c of Gill.

    Good luck!

  18. remok9 says: Aug 20, 2013 4:09 PM

    Played for Chip once, come on Eagles pony up some trade bait and allow this kid to play for Chip again. Lord knows they need the help in the secondary.

  19. EJ says: Aug 20, 2013 4:18 PM

    jagwires says:
    Aug 20, 2013 3:11 PM

    I wouldn’t want to play in that frozen dump of a city either.
    ==================================================

    What, and your sweat-hole City is any better? Your teams whole State will be under water within the next ten years anyway——> Global Warming Better head to L.A. dude!

  20. malachiofcourse says: Aug 20, 2013 4:30 PM

    i’d rescind the offer day before the deadline to sign it

  21. sabrenation81 says: Aug 20, 2013 6:49 PM

    Eugene Parker is a moron and god help whatever franchise gets stuck with this very good player and the 10,000lb sack of problems he calls an agent. Based on everything I’ve heard about this situation he’s feeding Jairus Byrd pipe dreams and Byrd is drinking the Kool-Aid. Byrd wants to be the highest paid safety in the league.

    OK. You’re not the best safety in the league but you’re top 3 and the best player on our defense so I’m willing to overpay a little.

    Here’s the problem – Eugene Parker wants to include Eric Berry in that highest paid safety category. Eric Berry is playing on a pre-CBA top 5 draft pick rookie contract. He’s being paid more than any other safety has ever been paid and more than any will ever be paid again. By all accounts, Buffalo has offered him Troy Polamalu-type money which is more than he’s worth to begin with. It wasn’t good enough. He wants more than Eric Berry. Well, if some other team wants to pay him that kind of money then they can have him. No safety is worth that. It’s one of the least important positions in football. You could practically sign a top 5 corner for the money he wants. We’ll save all that money for CJ Spiller, thank you very much.

  22. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Aug 20, 2013 7:31 PM

    sabrenation: did it every occur to you that perhaps byrd just doesn’t want to spend his entire career playing for a team with little chance of getting to the playoffs?

    it seemed that was the case with peters (not that it has worked out the way peters hoped), and this kid could just be raising the price to make sure he gets out of town…

  23. gadzod says: Aug 20, 2013 9:19 PM

    Let him sit out the season. Then go ahead and franchise tag him again. He surely wouldn’t spend 2 years away from the game. That way, if he’s a bust, the Bills are only out of money/cap space that year, and Byrd will regret listening to that snake of a agent, because he won’t be getting paid like the Eric Weddle’s of the NFL.

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