Though he was named to the AFC roster for this year’s Pro Bowl, Bills safety Jairus Byrd still isn’t sure if he’ll make his way down to Miami this week.
Byrd is still recovering from surgery last month to repair a torn labrum in his hip, so he’s not physically fit to play in the game. But the league did express a desire to have him in south Florida this week.
“They actually called me and wanted me to attend the Pepsi Rookie of the Year announcement,” Byrd told Buffalobills.com. “I’m still mulling it over, I don’t know. I’m still rehabbing and trying to get healthy. That’s the most important thing to me right now.”
Byrd is one of the finalists for the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year award after he tied for the league lead in interceptions with 9 last season. Voting ends Feb. 2nd. The winner of the award will be announced Feb. 4th.
So Byrd may choose to go down to Miami Super Bowl week, but as for this week for the Pro Bowl, it’s not likely.
The safety is just about finished with the first month of an estimated four-month rehabilitation from surgery.
“Everything is going fine and I’m feeling better every day,” said Byrd. “Every week it’s getting a little bit better.”
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