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Jairus Byrd signs franchise tender

Updated: August 20, 2013, 10:59 PM ET
By Mike Rodak | ESPN.com

Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd signed his franchise tender, the team announced late Tuesday.

The one-year guaranteed deal will pay Byrd $6.9 million this season.

Byrd will rejoin the Bills as they break training camp at St. John Fisher College on Wednesday and return to their facility near Buffalo. Byrd did not report to training camp, and as an unsigned franchise player, did not face any fines by the team.

It is unclear if Byrd will be ready to play in the team's ...

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