Team president Russ Brandon told the Associated Press on Monday that it’s his intention to take another run at reaching a multiyear deal with Byrd next offseason despite a failure to secure one this year.
Brandon called the prospects of re-signing Byrd as being “absolutely” realistic even though negotiations with the two-time Pro Bowl player have reached a stalemate.
“Obviously, our goal was to have that done by July 15. We didn’t meet that goal,” Brandon said, referring to an NFL-imposed deadline that passed to reach a multiyear deal. “But we’ll pull up our boot straps, and as soon as we can start on that again, we will.”
Since the Bills and Byrd weren’t able to reach a deal in time for last month’s deadline, both sides will have to wait until after the season to work out a new deal.
Byrd is currently holding out from training camp.