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Russ Brandon: Jairus Byrd hasn’t requested a trade

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The Bills return to practice on Wednesday, so we’ll find out later in the day whether or not safety Jairus Byrd is able to practice with plantar fasciitis.

During an interview with WGR 550 on Wednesday morning, Bills CEO Russ Brandon tried to clear up something else about Byrd’s status with the team. There were reports last week that Byrd was trying to get the team to trade him, reports that Byrd questioned without denying when he was asked about them. Brandon was asked about them as well and said that there’s been no trade request.

“There was no trade requested. That’s not even a topic of conversation in our building,” Brandon said, via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com.

There may not be a formal request, but there’s been little from Byrd to suggest that he’s thrilled to be in Buffalo right now, not that it matters all that much. Between his foot injury, his salary and the inability to sign a long-term extension until after the season, there’s plenty of reasons why a Byrd trade would seem to be a fanciful notion at this moment in time.

The best case for each side is to get Byrd healthy to showcase himself for the contract he wants and to help the Bills defense as much as possible.

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16 Responses to “Russ Brandon: Jairus Byrd hasn’t requested a trade”
  1. floratiotime says: Sep 11, 2013 10:27 AM

    True. He’s just pouted like a little girl.

  2. blacknole08 says: Sep 11, 2013 10:32 AM

    He would look great in a Panthers uniform!

  3. somekat says: Sep 11, 2013 10:54 AM

    Nobody looks great in a Panthers uniform

  4. ninersreciognizebch says: Sep 11, 2013 11:15 AM

    He might look good in a panther uniform but he would look like a super bowl champion in 49ers uniform

  5. exboomer says: Sep 11, 2013 11:33 AM

    Brandon ISN”T going to publically confirm if they re talking to other teams about Byrd. That would be dumb.

  6. tannethrill says: Sep 11, 2013 11:44 AM

    He hasn’t requested a trade because the GM hasn’t answered a call or email from the player’s representation since last year lol. Ignorance is bliss

  7. mn1288 says: Sep 11, 2013 11:45 AM

    Niners are about 2 injuries away from a 6-10 season. A lot of chest pounding after giving up over 400 yards to supposedly an inferior opponent and can only manage to hang on in the last seconds after passing for 400 yards…They’re a great team, but comeon, man….Broncos would dust them if both teams make it that far.

  8. realnflmaster says: Sep 11, 2013 11:45 AM

    LOL! Could you blame him?

  9. ljansen05 says: Sep 11, 2013 12:19 PM

    mn1288 says:
    Sep 11, 2013 11:45 AM
    Niners are about 2 injuries away from a 6-10 season. A lot of chest pounding after giving up over 400 yards to supposedly an inferior opponent and can only manage to hang on in the last seconds after passing for 400 yards…They’re a great team, but comeon, man….Broncos would dust them if both teams make it that far.

    You do realise that, if they meet, it would be outdoor, on the eastcoast, in February, right?

    Not a chance that Peyton, as good as he is, dusts anybody in those circumstances, let alone the Niners.

  10. yanksbills says: Sep 11, 2013 12:30 PM

    Let Byrd go. He doesn’t want to be a Buffalo Bill, he just wants money. He’s not there for his teammates and he’s not there for the fans. He’s certainly not there to honor his contract, so anything he does from here on out is all for Byrd and his next contract.

  11. ninersreciognizebch says: Sep 11, 2013 1:16 PM

    Niners are about 2 injuries away from a 6-10 season. A lot of chest pounding after giving up over 400 yards to supposedly an inferior opponent and can only manage to hang on in the last seconds after passing for 400 yards…They’re a great team, but comeon, man….Broncos would dust them if both teams make it that far.

    ______________________________________________________________you do realize that the 49ers were in control the whole game except for a few minutes there in the end also this was the third time the two teams meet in less than 12 month calendar year you’re beating the Packers which is very hard to do let alone 3 times and the only thing Peyton Manning will be just dusting this season is our bag of nuts

  12. mn1288 says: Sep 11, 2013 1:29 PM

    You do realize that Peyton plays in Denver, and the 49ers play in 60 degrees all year, right? Niners lose by double digits in that game.

    NFC West = Overrated. Good, but overrated.

  13. catquick says: Sep 11, 2013 1:43 PM

    Get what you can for him now. trade him for cash if you must. He’s mentally checked out already, anyway.

  14. EJ says: Sep 11, 2013 2:06 PM

    You know right off the bat that even if Byrd did request a trade, Russ Brandon would never admit it. Especially if he is in talks with a possible suitor, that would be bad for business. More than one outlet has leaked this rumor, which most believe is true. IMO, let him go. Let him go and poison another franchse, because right now, all he is doing is sitting on his arse collecting money and hurting his teammates by causing a ruckus in the locker room. Just let him go. Offer him up for a 2nd-3rd round pick with a conditional pick for the following year. He is a good player, but this ongoing injury he has is only going to stick around and be another future problem. Look it up(plantar fasciitis)Its a terrible thing to deal with. End of problem, end of story.

  15. mackcarrington says: Sep 11, 2013 4:45 PM

    I wonder if Byrd really even wanted a long term deal to stay in Buffalo. Missed OTA’s. Missed training camp. Missed the preseason. Showed up with an injury. Now will miss a significant portion of the regular season. His plan is “working” to perfection. He is now just praying that he doesn’t get franchised next season. If he does, he will repeat the same formula.

  16. buffalobills1989 says: Sep 11, 2013 7:47 PM

    Byrd,not going anywhere. Period

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