It may have been Byrd's final appearance in a Bills uniform. The 2009 second-round pick has played five seasons in Buffalo and has been selected to three Pro Bowls.
Last offseason, the Bills assigned Byrd as their franchise player, which led to a summer-long contract dispute. Byrd did not sign his franchise tender and report to the team until after it broke training camp.
The Bills could opt to franchise tag Byrd again this offseason. However, it would cost the team more than $8 million because his latest franchise tender must be at least 120 percent of his prior year's salary, which was $6.9 million this season.