Russ Brandon: 'No trade request from Jairus Byrd'

Brandon: 'No trade request from Byrd'
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Buffalo Bills CEO Russ Brandon denies reports that safety Jairus Byrd has requested a trade.

Buffalo Bills CEO Russ Brandon has denied reports that safety Jairus Byrd requested a transfer away from the franchise.

Byrd was believed to be unhappy at the Bills following a contract dispute during the off-season, leading The Buffalo News to report that he has requested a trade, citing an executive of a different NFL club as their source.

However, Brandon insists that there is no truth in the rumours and that the Bills' main focus is to get the currently-injured Byrd back playing again.

"There was no trade requested. That isn't even a topic of conversation in this building. I know these reports come from all over the place. I don't know where they come from at times," Brandon told The Howard Simon Show.

"We always listen to anything from our fellow clubs, [but] our focus is seeing [Byrd] get back on the field. He's nothing but a true professional, and he's a great teammate."

The Bills designated Byrd as their franchise player in February of this year.

Bills' Jairus Byrd at practice on June 13, 2013
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