Report: Bills unlikely to tag Byrd or sign him before free agency
Posted by Josh Alper on March 2, 2014, 1:04 PM EST
Bills General Manager Doug Whaley said that every option was on the table in regard to safety Jairus Byrd as he approaches free agency, but it appears that the Bills have eliminated one of those options just before the deadline to use the franchise tag.
And despite making what Buscaglia reports was a ”substantial” offer for a contract that would keep Byrd off the open market, it also looks unlikely that the Bills will be able to sign Byrd before free agency opens on March 11.
He was supposedly offered a big contract, I don't see anyway Saints pay any non Saints free agent big $$$
Maybe he's someone that'd rather win and play for a good organization and make less $ instead of staying w a flailing organization and making a couple million more a year...? We won't know until he is actually signed by a team, but I think he wants to win. Just call it a hunch.
I DON'T KNOW IF ANYTHING I JUST SAID IS TRUE, BUT I BELIEVE IT!
I don't see how we can shell out at least $8 million a year. Thanks Jimmy.
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Love to get this guy, safeties are relatively cheap, even the best ones, also the cap will expand next year with a new tv deal, so it's possible but we would have to fix the Graham deal or get two 1st round picks
Among the options the Bills reportedly considered was tagging Byrd with the intention of trading him, but the possibility that they would face another protracted holdout from Byrd if they couldn’t find a taker in a trade helped quash that notion. Byrd would make $8.3 million if tagged after being tagged last year.