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Buffalo Bills news, 7/16: local, national reactions to Jairus Byrd

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Local and national commentators weighed in on the Jairus Byrd situation.

Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE

Byrd, Bills still in a stalemate - The Buffalo News
"Sources close to the situation told The News the parties did not speak Monday and didn’t have any talks last week."

WGR 550 SportsRadio - So No Byrd Deal. What's Next For Bills?
"From the Bills' perspective, it's also quite simple. They can sit back and wait for Byrd and Parker to come to them to either negotiate a one-year deal or to sign his original franchise tag tender. At this point, the Bills have all the leverage in a nothing-to-lose type of season under a first-year head coach."

Warren Sapp to Jairus Byrd: 'Go back to work and earn it' - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
"If the team that watches you practice and play every day doesn't deem you the best safety in the game, then you might want to look at yourself." Um... woah.

Eric Weddle's agent: Jairus Byrd has earned big contract - Press Coverage | The Buffalo News
In a followup text to me, Canter wrote: "I have no idea why Byrd hasn't gotten a multiyear deal, and I'm not in the room, nor do I have anything to do with him. But in my opinion he's earned a large multiyear extension."

Inside The Bills | Statement from Whaley on Byrd
"We worked very hard to come to a long-term agreement with Jairus, but unfortunately, were unable to reach one before today’s deadline," said Whaley. "Our attention will now be focused on a one-year agreement with him and on Training Camp with our continued efforts to prepare our team for the upcoming season."

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"Honestly all we’ve talked about is the tempo is going to be fast. Coach Hackett he’s up there talking during meetings and he’s super fast when he’s speaking," said Stevie Johnson. "On the field we’re getting plays off every eight to 10 seconds."