Bills Do Not Franchise Jairus Byrd

The Bills have decided not to use their franchise tag on Jairus Byrd or any other prospective free agents, the team announced today in a press release.

“We have negotiated with representation for Jairus Byrd for more than a year, but have yet to reach an agreement on a contract extension,” general manager Doug Whaley said in a statement. “We remain open to getting a deal done with Jairus, but we have chosen not to use the franchise tag on any of our impending unrestricted free agents.”

Byrd, who played last season under the franchise tag, is now expected to hit the open market next week, where he should attract plenty of interest from teams in need of safety help.

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  1. DickieThong

    Welcome to Philadelphia!

    • Sufferfortribe

      Nah…….he’s headed to Cleveland. Since Ward wasn’t franchised, Pettine will bring him in to replace TJ.

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