Report: Bills will franchise Byrd

Terry McCormick

The Buffalo Bills will franchise ball-hawking safety Jairus Byrd, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The franchise tag for a safety is just over $6.9 million.

Byrd has been a ballhawk ever since he entered the NFL with nine interceptions as a rookie in 2009. He had five picks last year and forced four fumbles.

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