Bills want to sign Jairus Byrd to an extension after this season

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According to John Wawrow of the Associated Press, the Buffalo Bills plan on trying to sign safety Jairus Byrd to extension after this season.

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.