|3/2/2013 5:38:00 PM||Description: Bills safety Jairus Byrd has been given the franchise tag. SOURCE: BuffaloBills.com||Insight: The tag is non-exclusive so this doesn't necessarily guarantee that Byrd will be back in Buffalo next season. The other 31 teams can still sign Byrd to an offer sheet, though Buffalo would be allowed to match any offer. We're guessing Byrd stays in Western New York after all is said and done.|
|9/5/2010 1:07:00 PM||Description: Bills second-year safety Jairus Byrd returned to practice on Saturday, but is still unsure whether or not he'll be on the field for the team's opener vs. Miami on Sept. 12.
SOURCE: FOOTBALL NEWS NOW||Insight: Byrd underwent surgery in the offseason on a groin injury that forced the Bills to place him on injured reserve last December. The 23-year-old tied for the league lead with 10 INTs in 2009 and became the first Bills rookie to make the Pro Bowl since 1984. If Byrd can't go, expect Donte Whitner to start at FS while George Wilson should get the nod at SS.|
|8/18/2010 7:19:00 PM||Description: Buffalo Bills starting safety Jairus Byrd is out indefinitely and could miss the season opener after having surgery to repair a groin injury. SOURCE: YAHOO! SPORTS - NFL - BUFFALO BILLS NEWS||Insight: The standout rookie endured some groin issues throughout the entire season. As of now, he's out with no timetable for return and this news vaults George Wilson up IDP rankings as he'll man the free safety and Donte Whitner, who's been flourishing, will remain the starting strong safety.|