Jairus Byrd and Buffalo Bills Open Contract Talks

By Scott DelleFave
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Reports out of Buffalo is that star free safety Jairus Byrd and the Buffalo Bills have opened up talks for extending his contract before he becomes a free agent in March of next year.

If Byrd were to become a free agent; he would warrant a pretty penny on the open market, however I just don’t see that happening. He would be the second highest rated safety commodity on the free agency market behind, Baltimore Ravens stalwart safety Ed Reed. Opening talks early is almost always a good sign that the athlete is likely to re-sign with their team as there is more time to hammer out details that both can agree to and also some players might take a “hometown” discount.

Byrd has been a ball hawk in four seasons with the Bills, so far he has had 17 interceptions and returned two of them for touchdowns. In addition to the turnovers Byrd has caused by himself, he has amassed 209 tackles and two sacks, not too bad for a converted cornerback.

I think that Byrd and the Bills can agree to a five year deal worth between 25 and 30 million dollars with just about 10 million of it guaranteed, but that’s just my take, what do you think? Let me know!

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