Jarius Byrd held out at the beginning of the year and missed most of training camp due to the inability to come to an agreement with the Buffalo Bills organization on a contract. For that matter he missed out on a long term contract with the Bills because he waited so long to accept and is now only signed to a one year contact which will make him a free agent again at the end of the year. Some of the issue is with the Bills organization as well but no one will really know accept for Byrd and the Bills, what went on in negotiations.
As for right now, Byrd has been injured since he came back to practice with a foot injury. He now is saying that he will not play until he is 100%. Is this selfish of him, with the situation that the Bills are in at the DB spot?
“No,” Byrd said, via Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News. “I mean, I don’t want to see them do bad. I’ve said that since Day One. But me going out there at less than 100 percent isn’t going to help the case, either. I can’t do anything about it. That’s the tough part.”
With Gilmore and Brooks out and McKelvin having hamstring issues, the Bills may look to move Aaron Williams back to the corner spot to help alleviate some of the issues of depth. Personally, with 6 safeties on the roster, this move should have been made a while ago.
I think Byrd is being a little selfish in that, whether it has to do with the contract issues that happened or his injury or the Bills organization in all, Byrd has made it clear that things will happen on his timeline whether or not is helps the Bills out.