The Bills waited a long time for safety Jairus Byrd to report to the team this offseason and now they’re waiting to find out if he’s going to miss time after reporting because of a sore foot.
In a near replay of what went on with defensive end Mario Williams at the start of training camp, Byrd has gone to North Carolina to see Dr. Robert Anderson for a second opinion on his foot. Byrd reported to the team a little more than a week ago and has been a limited participant in practice while picking up the new defense and dealing with his ailing foot. For now, coach Doug Marrone is choosing not to worry.
“It’s not a concern yet until Dr. Anderson says something,” Marrone said, via the team’s website.
Between Byrd’s less than enthusiastic responses to questions about how he feels being back with the team and his foot issue, Byrd’s return to Buffalo isn’t off to a particularly rousing start. Should things continue on similar lines, it will be a concern for the Bills defense regardless of what Dr. Anderson has to say about Byrd’s foot.