Brian I hope you get this and look into it.
If Byrd goes to IR early this season does the franchise tag still count this year? I'm assuming it does because it's all guaranteed money. But is there some sort of protection for a team if their franchise player ends up on IR?
Also, with this injury coming from last year could the Bills consider it a non football related injury? What are the NFL's rules on league year and injuries? With him holding out training camp and coming back injured could they sit him this year and still have two tags to use on him?