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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 place franchise tag on FS Byrd

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 1:29 p.m. ET
The Bills placed the franchise tag on FS Jairus Byrd, the team announced Friday. The tag for a safety is worth $6.916 million for 2013.

Bills FS Byrd putting together strong contract season

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
Jairus Byrd's big interception in the Bills' win over the Dolphins was yet another key play, as he makes a push for a big contract.

Manning, Byrd, Jones named AFC Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 17, 2012 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
Broncos QB Peyton Manning, Bills FS Jairus Byrd and Ravens WR-RS Jacoby Jones were named the AFC Players of the Week for Week Six.

AFC East Spin cycle: Four-way tie at top

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The AFC East has turned into one of the most intriguing divisions thanks to a wild Sunday in Week Six, as each team is now 3-3.

Howell's play keeps Bills from adding a vet

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
Rookie Delano Howell made the Bills' roster as their No. 4 safety, as his preseason performance kept Buffalo from adding a veteran. 

Wilson helps lead young Bills into new territory

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 3:22 a.m. ET
Bills starting S George Wilson talked to PFW about some of the reasons for Buffalo's early success.

Takeaway troubles hurt Bills

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
No team has thrown for more than 255 yards in a game vs. Buffalo this season, but the team's pass defense is not as good as the numbers indicate, as the Bills have been unable to intercept passes this ...

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.

Bills TE Nelson suspended for first four games

Posted Aug. 20, 2010 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
Shawn Nelson, one of the Bills' most athletic tight ends who was battling for a starting spot, was suspended for the first four games of the season by the league on Friday.

Bills FS Byrd out indefinitely after surgery

Posted Aug. 19, 2010 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
The Bills suffered another injury to one of their starters as FS Jairus Byrd is out indefinitely after having surgery for the third time in 13 months to repair a groin injury.

Bills' rookies provide foundation to build upon

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 9:58 a.m. ET
With new Bills GM Buddy Nix emphasizing how critical the draft process is in developing a contending team, the club's rookie class is something he can build around.

Rookie Meter: Cushing finishes on top

Posted Jan. 05, 2010 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
There was an impressive number of instant-impact players in the 2009 rookie class, headlined by Texans Pro Bowl OLB Brian Cushing.

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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