|AP Sources: Bills talks with Byrd reach standstill|
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|Sunday, 02 March 2014 07:26|
The people spoke Sunday on the condition of anonymity because neither side has publicly discussed negotiations.
The Bills face a deadline Monday to apply a franchise tag on Byrd and retain the three-time Pro Bowl player's rights before free agency opens March 11.
One person said, Buffalo offered a multiyear contract that would have paid Byrd about $30 million over the first three seasons. The full value and length of the Bills' offer were not revealed.
Byrd played under a one-year, $6.9 million franchise tag last season. The price would increase to about $8.4 million if the Bills tagged him this year.