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Jairus Byrd

Jairus Byrd - #31 - S

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 203 lbs.
Birthday 10/07/1986
Birthplace Clayton, MO
College Oregon
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 2nd round, 10th pick by Bills

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
76 4 5

Bills LB Merriman leaves practice with injury

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
Bills LB Shawne Merriman left Wednesday's practice with a lower leg injury.

AFC East midseason reports

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 9:25 a.m. ET
Few expected TE Dustin Keller to be the Jets' No. 1 offensive weapon this season, but that's what has happened. Read our midseason team reports on the AFC East.

Bills place Parrish, Davis on injured reserve

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
The Bills have placed WR Roscoe Parrish and LB Andra Davis on injured reserve, ending the season for two emerging players.

Bills' run game doesn't make the trip to Toronto

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
A lack of running game cost the Bills in Week Nine, as the league's last winless team dropped another game they could have won.

Bills (0-8) fall again, this time to Bears

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw two touchdown passes, including one to Earl Bennett late in the fourth quarter to keep the Buffalo Bills winless through eight games and give the Chicago Bears a 22-19 victory Sunday.

Bears-Bills matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 10:39 p.m. ET
If Buffalo can keep from falling too far behind the Bears, it won't be forced to throw to catch up, and RBs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller could be featured more prominently.

Merriman moves Bills back to 3-4

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 9 p.m. ET
When the Bills claimed OLB Shawne Merriman off waivers on Nov. 3, they did a lot more than just add a three-time Pro Bowl player. The acquisition alters the team's defensive strategy the remainder of the season, even before ...

Move east won't cure woes for Merriman, Bills

Posted Nov. 03, 2010 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Shawne Merriman landing in Buffalo should not come as a surprise to anyone, but it's unlikely that he'll make a substantial contribution there.

Bears-Bills matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 7:43 p.m. ET
Bears DE Julius Peppers has been pretty disruptive this season, and he could ramp up his production against the Bills on Sunday.

Harvard education means little in NFL

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
For Ryan Fitzpatrick, a Harvard education has been a handicap, which says more about the NFL than it does about Fitzpatrick.

Succop's FG in OT lifts Chiefs over Bills 13-10

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
Jamaal Charles rushed for 177 yards on 22 carries and Ryan Succop kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired in overtime to lift the Chiefs to a 13-10 victory over the winless Bills on Sunday. 

Bills' former first-round picks continue to disappoint

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
The lack of productivity that Buffalo has gotten out of some of its top draft choices in recent years was evidenced by the fact that LB Aaron Maybin and DE John McCargo were both inactive in Week Seven, according to ...

BIlls' Johnson develops into quality wideout

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
He was an afterthought when drafted in the seventh round of the 2008 draft, but Stevie Johnson has become a solid NFL wide receiver with the Bills.

Receivers step up for Bills in close loss

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
While the Ravens game is marked as another loss in the standings, the game was a win for one unit on the Bills: The receiving corps.

Cundiff hits game-winner in OT as Ravens fend off Bills

Posted Oct. 24, 2010 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
Billy Cundiff kicked a 38-yard field goal with 10:57 left in overtime after Ray Lewis stripped the ball from tight end Shawn Nelson, and the Baltimore Ravens squeezed past the winless Buffalo Bills 37-34 Sunday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 01, 2013
The Buffalo Bills have retained the rights to Byrd by placing a franchise tag on him before he was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent.||||||| In making the move Friday, the Bills have essentially offered Byrd a one-year contract worth $6.9 million. Byrd isn't required to accept the offer, and he's also not prevented from negotiating with other teams. The Bills, however, will have the right to match any offers made to Byrd. Byrd has 57 starts in 62 career games. He has 18 career interceptions, including five last season.
Posted Feb. 18, 2013
A person familiar with the status of contract negotiations between the Buffalo Bills and Byrd has told The Associated Press the two sides are expected to meet at the NFL combine, which opens this week in Indianapolis.||||||| The person says there have previously been no formal contract talks between the Bills and Byrd, who is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent next month.
Posted Oct. 17, 2012
Byrd has been named AFC defensive player of the week, the NFL announced Wednesday.||||||| Byrd registered four tackles, two interceptions and two passes defensed in the Bills’ 19-16 overtime win at Arizona.
Posted Oct. 15, 2012
Byrd's second interception of the game set up Ryan Lindell's game-winning field goal in Sunday's 19-16 OT win over Arizona.||||||| Byrd has already matched his INT total from last season (3).
Posted Sept. 21, 2012
Byrd is expected to play at Cleveland (0-2) on Sunday despite being listed as questionable because of a sore right ankle.||||||| Coach Chan Gailey anticipates Byrd will play Sunday. He added on Friday that the player's progress was better than anticipated after the injury prevented Byrd from practicing Wednesday.

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