Buffalo Bills to use franchise tag on Jairus Byrd?

The Buffalo Bills will reportedly use their franchise tag to keep safety Jairus Byrd with the team if they cannot agree a contract extension.

The Buffalo Bills have reportedly decided to place their franchise tag on Jairus Byrd if they cannot agree a long-term contract extension with him.

The safety also spent last season playing under the tag, making 48 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and four interceptions in the process.

NFL Media reports that the AFC East side will tag Byrd is they do not agree on a deal by March 3, the deadline for teams to use their franchise tags.

The Cleveland Browns have been linked to a move for the 27-year-old.

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Jairus Byrd #31 of the Buffalo Bills warm up prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins on December 23, 2012
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