Bills FS Jairus Byrd was back on the game field for the first time in nine months Sunday, but was not a full-time starter against the Bengals. Still the safety was happy just to be lining up with his defensive teammates again.
“It felt good,” said Byrd. ”It felt really good. You take this game for granted sometimes, and it was really good just to get back out there and be with my teammates and get in the swing of things and play again.”
Byrd was used as a third safety in some of the defense’s subpackages, while Jim Leonhard and Da’Norris Searcy served as the base defense safeties.
“We had a lot of packages going in they just kind of rotated us around and just kind of disguised a little bit,’ he said. ”It was good to get back out there.”
Whether Byrd’s role increases or changes moving forward remains to be seen.
Tags: Da'Norris Searcy, Jairus Byrd, Jim Leonhard
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