Bills Officially Place Franchise Tag On Byrd

The Buffalo Bills have announced they are placing their franchise tag on safety Jarius Byrd.  This move doesn’t come as a surprise, both parties have been working on achieving a new deal since the combine.  They had the option of waiting until Monday to make this official but they chose to get it done.  But this solidifies that the Bills will have Byrd’s services for at least one more year.  Now that this has occurred the focus now shifts to Guard Andy Levitre.  The Bills have until March 12th to sign him to a deal before free agency starts at 4pm on the 12th.