Bills place franchise tag on Byrd
BUFFALO, NY (AP)
In making the move Friday, the Bills have essentially offered Byrd a one-year contract worth $6.9 million.
Byrd isn't required to accept the offer, and he's also not prevented from negotiating with other teams. The Bills, however, will have the right to match any offers made to Byrd.
Byrd's agent, Eugene Parker, told The Associated Press it's too early to determine the next step for his client.
A 2009 second-round draft pick out of Oregon, Byrd has 57 starts in 62 career games. He has 18 career interceptions, including five last season. That total tied for most among AFC players.