Inside The Bills

BDC 3/4: Touchdown for Teachers

Posted by Bills Daily Charge on March 4, 2014 – 9:09 am

 The Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank are proud to announce their sixth annual Touchdown for Teachers program, which honors local teachers for their outstanding service to their schools and communities. The program, which has previously been set in the fall, will now move to a springtime slot before students and teachers head home for the summer. Click here for more information about the program.

— The Bills will host the University of Buffalo’s pro day today in the Healthy Zone Fieldhouse. will be on-hand providing coverage of all the action. 

8:30 am – Doug Whaley on WGR 550

Bills BM Doug Whaley met with the media yesterday to discuss the team’s decision to not apply the franchise tag to S Jairus Byrd. 

Doug Whaley, Buffalo Bills General Manager
On not applying the franchise tag to S Jairus Byrd:
“We have negotiated with representation for Jairus Byrd for more than a year, but have yet to reach an agreement on a contract extension.  We remain open to getting a deal done with Jairus, but we have chosen not to use the franchise tag on any of our impending unrestricted free agents.” 

Buffalo News- Bills safety Byrd set to become a free agent next week

Rochester D&C- Buffalo Bills won’t use franchise tag on Jairus Byrd

Toronto Sun- Six NFLers tagged — but not Bills’ Jairus Byrd

AP- Bills choose not to place franchise tag on S Byrd Bills will not use franchise tag in 2014 Whaley not closing door on Byrd yet LB Willie Jefferson released Bills and M&T Bank honor outstanding educators

Doug Whaley on Not Tagging Jairus Byrd
The John Murphy Show March 3
Whaley talks about Byrd and the Franchise Tag

Byrd avoids franchise tag from Bills

Bills Don’t Tag S Jairus Byrd

Free Byrd? Bills do not use franchise tag

Bills Don’t Use Franchise Tag on Jairus Byrd

Bills Will Not Use Franchise Tag on Byrd

Bills Don’t Use Franchise Tag on Byrd

Bills choose not to place franchise tag on S Byrd

No Franchise Tag for Byrd

Additional Clips
Inside The Bills
Bills to tender Hogan, McClain, SummersHow Whaley values safety positionMack’s pro day the headliner Tuesday

Buffalo News BN Blitz Blog
Where will Jairus Byrd land?
Doug Whaley on Byrd: System not set up to sign everybody
Bills GM Doug Whaley: ‘We remain open to getting a deal done’ with Jairus Byrd
Bills won’t tag Jairus Byrd; Pro Bowl safety heading to the open market
Can Bills make a case that there’s any net gain to the Toronto deal?

Pro Football Talk
Bills won’t use franchise tag on Jairus Byrd, or anyone
PFT Live: Bills in danger of relocation?
PFT Live: Bills talk with Tim Graham, Franchise tag roundup Buffalo Bills Blog
Lawson’s future with Bills remains cloudy
What would be next for Bills after Byrd?
Bills don’t franchise Byrd, still ‘open’ to deal
What will we learn about Bills in March?
Jairus Byrd not franchise tagged by Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Rumblings
Was the transition tag in play for Jairus Byrd?
Doug Whaley discusses not tagging Jairus Byrd
Will Aaron Williams’ role change if Jairus Byrd leaves?
NFL franchise tag deadline: Buffalo Bills don’t tag Jairus Byrd
Buffalo Bills Toronto Series: full history of a failing idea
Bills in Toronto Series not making Buffalo much money, per report
NFL free agency 2014: Buffalo Bills could use veteran CB help

Buffalo Sports Daily
Bills Unofficially Say Bye To Byrd

AFC East Daily
Whaley on Byrd: ‘With cap, you can’t keep everybody’

National Football Post
Bills not tagging Jairus Byrd
Source: Willie Jefferson being released by Bills

CBS Sports
Free agency: What players should be top priorities to keep, team by team
Franchise tag winners? Owners, Hardy; Losers? Maybe Saints
Bills won’t use 2014 franchise tag on safety Jairus Byrd

Bleacher Report
Bills Trapped in No-Win Scenario with Byrd

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