Posted September 03, 2013

Report: Bills safety Jairus Byrd could miss several weeks with foot injury

Bills safety Jairus Byrd could miss a few weeks because of a  (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Bills safety Jairus Byrd could miss a few weeks because of a planter fasciitis injury. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

The Buffalo Bills could be without safety Jairus Byrd for the first couple of weeks of the regular season because of a plantar fasciitis injury, reports.

The website reports that Byrd dealt with the same injury last season but took “a couple” of shots to get through the year.

Byrd did not play the entire preseason after holding out of training camp in hopes of getting a long-term deal with the team.

The Bills slapped Byrd with a one-year franchise tender, worth $6.916 million and he finally signed the tender two weeks ago.

“I need to be good to go before I step out there,” Byrd said this week. “Once my body allows me to be out there and be at 100 percent ready to play, I’ll go.”

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Byrd is coming off a season in which he had 79 tackles, five interceptions, and four forced fumbles.


Ah the tried and true "foot injury." Byrd must have been paying attention to Luis Suarez and Gareth Bale as they sat out with similar injuries when they were upset and trying to force a move to a new team. Does Byrd really think that being injured after sitting out training camp in a snit over being paid a mere $7 million this year will enhance his chances of a good long-term contract?