Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Buffalo Bills are open to trading S Jairus Byrd, but they are not actively shopping him around the league.
Rapoport adds that the Bills are looking for a young player and not a draft pick in return for Byrd.
This coincides with what previous reports have suggested in the past few weeks. Buffalo has been willing to take phones ready Byrd for awhile now, but it’s not as though they are the ones actively trying to get a deal done.
Byrd, 27, is in the final year of his contract and is reportedly seeking a similar contract to that of Eric Weddle, who received a five-year, $40 million deal from the Chargers. Byrd ‘s asking price and the fact that he will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season will most likely factor into what what they are able to get in return for him.
There are not a lot of quality defensive players like Byrd available, so there is at least a small chance that something could get done by tomorrow.
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