The ball is pretty much in Jairus Byrd’s court at this point as the Bills have put forth their best offer. It’s evident that Byrd wants to see how what Buffalo is offering compares to the interest he draws in the free agent market. Aaron Williams, who just signed a contract extension to play for the Bills long term, is still hoping Byrd returns to the Buffalo defensive backfield.
In an appearance on Sirius XM NFL Radio he talked about how he believes Byrd would like to be back with the Bills, but wasn’t up to speed on all the business between the two parties.
“I know that they’re still negotiating. I don’t want to speak on their situation because I have no say nor do I know the full story on it. I know that Jairus wants to come back and be part of something special,” said Williams. “Jairus and I have a great friendship and we communicate non-stop. I actually had a chance to talk to him last night and I wished him the best whether he stays or he doesn’t. We’re always going to have a great relationship and we’re always going to keep in touch. But he knows we have a great chemistry on the field and he knows that we’re probably one of the best safety duos in the league.
“They want to keep him, but the business side is so difficult and so hard to understand from the outside. So you’ve got to let them handle the business. But if he does go we’ve got guys like Da’Norris Searcy, Duke Williams and Jonathan Meeks who can step in right away and get the job done. As long as those guys know mentally what they’re doing on the field we have no problem. But at the same time I would love to have Jairus back, but we do trust the guys behind us. It is business though and it will take care of itself.”
Tags: Aaron Williams, Jairus Byrd, NFL free agency
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