Buffalo Bills news, 3/4: Buffalo Bills unlikely to tag Jairus Byrd

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills are unlikely to tag Jairus Byrd, instead letting him walk away says one report.

Bills and Byrd: Contract information often misleading until all terms known - BN Blitz

"If the entire contract was so attractive, then the media wouldn't be reporting partial details. And what's missing is the most critical bit of NFL contract information, the guaranteed money."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Source: Bills Unlikely To Keep Byrd
"I'm told that it's unlikely they'll use the tag and that it's unlikely they'll reach an agreement before that time."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - Source: Bills Made "substantial" Offer To Byrd
"What makes tagging him somewhat hard to do is the fact that he would essentially be a one-year rental for whoever deals for the safety. With Byrd hesitant to sign the "substantial" offer, the possibility remains that they're unable to move Byrd which could lead to another stand-off ahead of the regular season."

Jairus Byrd turns down offer from Bills, isn't expected to be franchise tagged - SBNation.com
"It's looking more and more like the Pro Bowl safety will hit free agency this offseason."

Jairus Byrd Could Hit the Free Agent Market, Per Report - Bleeding Green Nation
Eagles fans...

Report: Jairus Byrd Likely to Leave Bills in NFL Free Agency - Cincy Jungle
Bengals fans...

Buffalo Bills' talks with Jairus Byrd reach standstill - ESPN
"People familiar with the situation told The Associated Press talks have stalled and no further discussions are scheduled after the Bills made a lucrative, multiyear offer to Byrd. Without revealing the full value and length of the offer, one person said Byrd would have been paid about $30 million over the contract's first three seasons."

Deadline day for Jairus Byrd - ESPN
"If the Bills don't franchise Byrd by 4 p.m. Monday, then Byrd will have an opportunity to become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his six-year career. Other teams may begin negotiations with Byrd on Saturday, although the free-agent signing period doesn't officially open until next Tuesday."

John Dudley: Byrd appears determined to tell Bills goodbye | GoErie.com/Erie Times-News
"Byrd made it clear he was unhappy after the team slapped the franchise tag on him last season. He's been the Bills' best defensive back, but it's unlikely the team will be willing to invest significantly more than what's currently on the table until they see more proof they have a playoff-caliber roster."

Jairus Byrd unlikely to get tagged by Buffalo Bills - NFL.com
"NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that, after gauging the market and looking at possible trade options, the Buffalo Bills now are unlikely to use their franchise tag on the standout safety, according to a source with knowledge of the team's thinking."

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