Jairus Byrd not expected at Bills mini-camp


Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd and Denver Broncos tackle Ryan Clady are the only two players in the league that have not signed their franchise tenders after being handed the franchise tag in March.

Both will be no-shows for their teams mandatory mini-camps this week. Clady had already said he would not be attending Broncos mini-camp this week. Now, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Byrd will be sitting out as well.

It’s important to note that neither Clady or Byrd are holding out. As neither has signed their tenders, they currently are not under contract with their respective teams. Until that changes – either via signing their tender or a new contract – Byrd will stay away from the Bills.

Byrd has until July 15 to sign a multi-year extension with the Bills. If he doesn’t sign by then, he can only sign a one-year contract with the Bills.

14 responses to “Jairus Byrd not expected at Bills mini-camp

  1. with his agent this doesn’t surprise me. His agent Parker don’t like any small town team becuase they don’t have the money of a big city, so he feels fine just lumping up on the small kid on the block.

  2. The Buffalo strategy is obvious: without Byrd they lose a couple extra games, thus elevating the likelihood they’ll draft a safety nearly as good a Jarius Byrd with their high 1st round pick.

    It’s genius!

  3. The guys that hold out always seem to get injured quickly once the season starts. No matter what they do on their own it won’t equal the conditioning they’ll get with the team.

    This is often a self defeating tactic,.

  4. It would be great to know what they are offering that he is turning down. He wants top tier safety money I could understand him wanting to be at least top 5 for safeties.. That’s between 5 and 7.5 million a year… Gholdson only got 4.5 from the Bucs. I hope they sign him long term but if they don’t… I don’t see him doing better than 5-6 a year on the market next season maybe less.

  5. Pretty sure this is more of an injury risk thing. It seems everyone does it and being that they are not currently under contract, I would think if they go and get injured at minicamps they’d be screwing themselves. I also assume the reason they havent signed the tenders is because there are probably negotiations underway for a multi year deal.

  6. This has nothing to do with Byrd and EVERYTHING to do with his scum bag agent. Byrd has always been a team player but I think he is letting Parker control him in this matter. Hopefully he comes to his senses and signs a long term contract. The team and Byrd aren’t that far apart on the dollar amt.

  7. I don’t see many new regimes paying huge contracts to teams currently on the roster. This guy is a big hitter. In the AFC East, I’d like him in the secondary.

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