Byrd, 27, is believed to seeking a long-term deal that would pay him as much as $9 million per season.
Last year, Byrd totaled 48 tackles, 4 sacks, one interception and a forced fumble for the Bills defense. Pro Football Focus has Byrd rated as the No. 8 safety in the league last season.
We have him listed as the No. 1 player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.
- Rapoport adds that, from what he’s hearing, it would be really surprising if Redskins were in on Byrd.
- Breer adds that, despite a few talks balking at his Byrd’s asking price, there is still a chance he’ll get that salary in his next contract.
- Ian Rapoport reported that the Dolphins are among the NFL teams to have expressed interest in Byrd.
- Rapoport adds that the Dolphins are “gearing up for another big year in free agency.”
- Jones mentions that contract talks are “not at a serious point” as of now.
- Walker adds that the market f0r Byrd is “strong enough” that he should be able to come close to the contract of Chiefs’ S Eric Berry — six years, $60 million, $10 million per season.
As of now, the Dolphins and Rams are believed to have interest while the Eagles and Browns haven’t shown much interest up to this point.
- Cabot adds Cleveland hasn’t contracted Byrd’s reps as of Sunday at 12:45 p.m.
Rumors have continued to link Byrd to the Browns given that they hired Bills’ defensive coordinator Mike Pettine as their new head coach a few months ago.
We’re still waiting to hear who else reached out to Byrd today, but it is at least a little surprising to hear that the Rams contacted him given that they have limited cap space to work.