Buffalo Bills hope to sign Byrd to long-term deal

Updated: April 16, 2013, 5:10 PM ET
Associated Press

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills are playing the waiting game with Jairus Byrd while hoping to sign their star safety to a long-term contract extension.

Byrd was the only member of the Bills not in attendance for the start of Buffalo's first voluntary minicamp under new coach Doug Marrone on Tuesday. His absence was not a surprise, however, after the safety was given the franchise tag on March 1.

General manager Buddy Nix said at the team's predraft luncheon that the Bills ...

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