Buffalo Bills news, 3/1: the franchise tag and Jairus Byrd

Jim Rogash

Will the Bills franchise tag Jairus Byrd? Should they? That question explored in today's links.

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 2-28

Jimmy Graham won't make the free agent market. That is the first question in his weekly mailbag, where Chris Brown gives info on Sammy Watkins, adding a late round quarterback, signing a free agent wide receiver or quarterback, and converting Marcus Easley to safety a la George Wilson.

Inside The Bills | Parameters set for Carpenter?

"K Graham Gano's deal with Carolina is for 4yrs, $12.4M, according to an NFL source, with a max of $13M." I really hope they don't pay Dan Carpenter this much. He's a solid kicker, but I would pay my kicker half that.

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Inside The Bills | Franchise tag goes up with cap
"Now it appears that the new salary cap figure will push the franchise figure for safeties to $8.43M."

Is Franchise Tagging Jairus Byrd The Right Move for Buffalo Bills? | Buffalo Bills Draft
Ryan Talbot and Dan Hope go back and forth over tagging Byrd. Here's the right answer: they should. There. I saved you some time.

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Free agency primer: Top nine quarterbacks - NFL.com
The Bills are a team in need at quarterback says NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal. Do you agree?

TJ Graham Poised for a Breakout Season | Buffalo Bills | Cover 32
By shoring up the offensive line and adding a new position coach, it's T.J. Graham's time to beak out. Or not, methinks.

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