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Bills Interested In Signing FS Jairus Byrd To Long-Term Contract
The Bills haven't given up on keeping Jairus Byrd in Buffalo long term.
With the free safety mired in a training-camp holdout, Bills president Russ Brandon told The Associated Press on Monday that Buffalo will try again to sign Byrd to a multiyear deal next offseason.
"Obviously, our goal was to have that done by July 15. We didn't meet that goal," Brandon said, citing the NFL-imposed deadline to strike a multiyear contract. "But we'll pull up our boot straps, and as soon as we can start on that again, we will."
That can't happen until after the season, but Brandon called the prospects of a long-term pact "absolutely" realistic. This season, Byrd's options are limited: He can sign his one-year, $6.9 million franchise tag or continue his holdout.
The fifth-year safety can't play for another team in 2013 unless the Bills decide to trade him.
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