Inside The Bills

Marrone on Byrd: “I love him”

Posted by johnmurphyshow on February 20, 2014 – 3:15 pm

With two and a half weeks to go before the start of NFL Free Agency, there’s no doubt about where the Buffalo Bills stand with their most prominent unrestricted free agent.

Head Coach Doug Marrone told reporters at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis today he hopes the Bills can keep Jairus Byrd on the roster and avoid losing him to another team, and he said as much to the veteran safety.

“I told Jairus I have nothing but great things to say, nothing but great things to recommend,” Marrone said, referring back to his end of the season exit interviews with Bills players. The Head Coach says the personnel department knows his feelings about Byrd.

“Now that goes to Doug Whaley and it goes to management and they try to come up with something and see what’s best for both parties,” Marrone said.

“I love him, I really do. He did an outstanding job for us.”

The Bills used the franchise tag on Byrd last season and have the option to do the same again this year.


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