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Where signing franchise tender leaves Byrd

Posted by Chris Brown on July 9, 2013 – 9:25 am

As we profiled in our Top 25 questions until training camp, whether Jairus Byrd is signed long term seems to be less and less likely as the calendar moves closer and closer to the July 15th deadline to do so. If the Bills franchise player ultimately chooses to sign the franchise tender offer of $6.916M to guarantee his salary this year, here’s where he’d rank in terms of average salary and base salary for the 2013 NFL season.

Below are the top average salaried players at the safety position.

1 – Troy Polamalu – Pittsburgh - $9.125M
2 – Eric Berry – Kansas City – $8.34M
3 – Dashon Goldson – Tampa Bay – $8.25M
4 – Eric Weddle – San Diego – $8M
5 – Antrel Rolle – NY Giants – $7.4M
6 – Jairus Byrd – Buffalo – $6.916M
7 – Antoine Bethea – Indianapolis – $6.75M

Here are the top base salary players at the safety position for 2013.

1 – Troy Polamalu – Pittsburgh – $7.5M
2 – Eric Berry – Kansas City - $7.01M
3 – Antrel Rolle – NY Giants – $7M
4 – Jairus Byrd – Buffalo – $6.916M
5 – Eric Weddle – San Diego – $6M

So while getting designated the franchise player is rarely well received by a player, they don’t lose in terms of their pay for the upcoming season should they choose to sign the franchise tender.


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