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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

Five minutes with a legend: Jim Kelly

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
Mike Beacom catches up with Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly and finds out how Kelly stays competitive, what he thinks of social networking and why former teammate Andre Reed should join him in Canton.

Bills sign LB Ayodele, place LB Mitchell on I.R.

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
The Bills announced Friday that they have signed free-agent LB Akin Ayodele and placed LB Kawika Mitchell on injured reserve.

Gailey names Spiller as Bills' starting back

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Head coach Chan Gailey has named rookie RB C.J. Spiller for the Bills in their Week One matchup with the Dolphins.

Bills' Jackson expected to play in opener

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
He won't be starting in the season opener, but Bills RB Fred Jackson will play in the game, head coach Chan Gailey said Wednesday.

Bills waive TE Schouman, sign rookie to practice squad

Posted Sept. 08, 2010 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
The Bills waived veteran TE Derek Schouman Wednesday.

Bills sign TE Martin, OG Urbik

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
The Bills announced Sunday that the team has signed free-agent TE David Martin and was awarded OG Kraig Urbik off waivers from the Steelers.

WR Hardy among 19 Bills released

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
The Bills announced the release of 19 players, including former second-round WR James Hardy.

Bills' offseason moves paying off

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 2:08 p.m. ET
Neither move was especially popular at the time, but the hiring of head coach Chan Gailey and the drafting of C.J. Spiller may have been the right ones for the Bills.

Bills RB Lynch cleared to play in preseason finale

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 2:08 p.m. ET
After hurting his ankle in the Bills' first preseason game against Washington, RB Marshawn Lynch has been cleared to play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Lions.

Searching for QB help next year?

Posted Aug. 27, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm identifies the teams that are most likely to seek QB help before the 2011 season begins a year from now.

Key injuries once again plaguing Bills

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
Just a year after being the league's most injured team, the Bills are already dealing with a slew of key ailments.

Average value of NFL teams decreases

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
In Forbes magazine's annual ranking of NFL team values released Wednesday, the average value for NFL teams fell two percent.

Responding to hecklers makes Gailey look small

Posted Aug. 25, 2010 @ 9:49 a.m. ET
Bills head coach Chan Gailey told players not to sign autographs for fans heckling QB Trent Edwards at practice Tuesday.

Bills help ailing TE corps, sign Foschi

Posted Aug. 23, 2010 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
Buffalo helped it's injury-riddled TE group by signing four-year veteran J.P. Foschi.

Bills bombarded by injuries once again

Posted Aug. 22, 2010 @ 11:12 p.m. ET
One year after they were possibly the most injured team in the NFL, the Bills are once again dealing with a slew of injuries as the 2010 season approaches.

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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