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


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.